Tax plan may hit local budgets

A revision of the "Ax the Tax" legislation would eliminate sales taxes on food not just for the state but also for cities and counties. That "definitely would be a big hit" for city projects, including a future rebuild of U.S. 54, Iola's administrator says.



March 10, 2023 - 4:21 PM

Annette Crawford scans groceries at G&W Foods on Friday morning in Iola. Kansas lawmakers are considering a plan to eliminate sales taxes on grocery items. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Work to rebuild U.S. 54 through Iola is still a ways off. 

City Administrator Matt Rehder figures designs won’t be ready for another year, at the earliest.

But with the planning beginning to take shape, Iola City Council members are expected Monday to approve a resolution that would allow the city to issue revenue bonds worth up to $13 million.

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