Johnson County's proposed 2015 budget includes increased property taxes

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - Johnson County’s 2015 proposed budget includes increasing property taxes.

The county said the taxes will help make up for the state’s recent elimination of a mortgage registration fee.

Sen.Jim Denning spoke out at Monday night’s public hearing to defend the state’s decision.

“I think it’s premature to pull the trigger on a property tax increase. We need to have that discussion at this time next year once we see what’s happened with the mortgage tax repeal,” Denning said.

County leaders will take the public comments into consideration.

They will formally adopt the final budget August 14.  

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