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Caryn Tyson – Republican for State Treasurer

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — KSN News sent a questionnaire to each candidate facomg a challenger in the August primary election. We have not made any edits to the candidate’s answers. Biographical Information:. As a fifth-generation Kansan, who grew up working for my parents in the family business, I...
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

The legislature was called back on May 23. In an unusual move, a motion was made to end the 2022 session, sine die. Even though it was an abrupt end to session, we were able to complete some important work that day. The legislature overrode two of the Governor’s vetoes....
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

The legislature is on another break until May 23. The delayed schedule is a response to the Congressional map and now the state senate map being challenged in court. Meat Labeling Conference Committee Report (CCR) 261 will stop the use of the word “meat” when a product at the grocery store does not contain meat. The bill does not address the use of the word “meat” in restaurants or the use of the word “milk”, but it is a step in consumer protection and forcing accurate labeling of non-meat products. The CCR passed unanimously.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

The legislature began the 2022 veto session on April 25. It has been an unusual year and the schedule confirms this since the legislature will return May 23 and the final day of session will not be until June. The last day is usually in mid-May. The delayed schedule is a response to the Congressional map being challenged in court.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

The legislature finished the 2022 regular session and will begin the 2022 veto session on April 25. There were several pieces of legislation passed by the legislature. Let’s hope the Governor doesn’t veto them. Fairness in Women’s Sports, Conference Committee Report (CCR) 160, is to ensure participation in...
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Ks Senator Caryn Tyson Newsletter

It was an intense time in the 2022 regular session of the Kansas Legislature, ending on April Fool’s Day. It turned out the joke was on legislators who had worked diligently just to be shut down. Friday around 1:30 am, the House Majority Leader made a motion to adjourn until April 25th at 11 am. – leaving several items to be addressed in Veto Session, including removing state sales tax on food, K-12 funding, and other issues. The Senate President and Senate Majority Leader worked diligently to complete our work in regular session and not leave work to be finished in Veto Session. I applaud their efforts.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

It was an intense week in the Kansas Legislature, ending on April Fool’s Day. It turned out the joke was on legislators who had worked diligently just to be shut down. Friday around 1:30 am, the House Majority Leader made a motion to adjourn until April 25th at 11 am. – leaving several items to be addressed in Veto Session, including removing state sales tax on food, K-12 funding, and other issues. The Senate President worked diligently to complete our work in regular session and not leave it to do in Veto Session. I applaud his efforts and did what I could to support taxpayers in producing some great tax relief for Kansans.
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KS Legislative Update by Senator Caryn Tyson

You may have heard the quote, “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Well, that is what I did the last couple of weeks in an attempt to get tax relief for Kansans. Tax Relief in Senate Substitute for House Bill (Sen Sub HB)...
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Legislative Update Wk 10 Session 2022 by Kansas Senator Caryn Tyson

Wrapping up committee work was our main goal last week. While that means the end of regular meetings for most committees, it does not mean that the work is finished. The final days of session will be floor debate, and no or minimal committee work. Election Security is critical. During...
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

Senate Bill 282 started out as an Aviation Tax Credit bill. It passed out of the Tax Committee last year and was amended on the Senate floor last week. The bill would provide employers in aviation a tax credit beginning in tax year 2023 for tuition or certain program-specific course-fee reimbursements. There were several amendments that went on the bill: a housing development tax credits for suitable housing in communities that are in need of increased housing; up to $250 tax credit for teachers purchasing classroom supplies out of their own pocket; an income tax credit for any property tax increases for low income seniors and disabled veterans – basically freezing property taxes for qualifying Kansans; and increasing the $20,000 property tax subtraction on the K-12 20 mil to $65,000. The bill had some good and some not so good changes to the tax code, but overall it will help Kansas taxpayers so I voted Yes. It passed on a vote of 33 to 4.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

The 2022 legislative session is quickly coming to a close. Last week was turnaround, considered the halfway point of session. However, it is not the same amount of time to complete the “second half” of session. The first half is about 1.5 months, while the second half is less than 4 week. We have about two weeks for committee meetings and then a few full days on the floor to work bills.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

Turn around is the halfway point for session. It’s the day when a bill dies if it was not ‘blessed’, which means that it had not been in an exempt committee or that it did not pass the originating chamber (either the House or the Senate). The three exempt committees in the Senate are: Taxation, Federal and State Affairs, and Ways and Means. There were 18 bills in the House that died and 0 in the Senate so far.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

Crazy Weather lately the temperature has fluctuated from unusually hot to very cold – kind of like how this year’s legislative session has gone. Tax Cuts The government takes too much of our money and needs to be more frugal with its spending. I stand strong for tax cuts, not tax increases. Last year, I led a successful effort to cut income taxes by increasing the standard deduction and allowing an option to itemize – the Governor vetoed the tax cuts, but the legislature overrode the veto. This year, I am again working to lower your taxes. Kansans are paying record amounts of taxes – even with last year’s tax cuts.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

John Wayne was asked in one of his movies if he was having a “day off” and his response was “off day”. That definitely applied to the fourth week of session. Because of the winter storm, most meetings and session were canceled Wednesday and Thursday. One would think it would mean a few days off, however, that was not the case. There were hundreds of emails and phone calls, plus work to be completed on legislation.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

The journey of a bill After a bill is introduced. it is assigned to a committee so that the legislation can be properly vetted. The chairman can schedule a hearing, allowing people, conferees, to testify. Legislators can ask questions of conferees, evaluate and propose changes to legislation. If a majority of committee members vote to advance the legislation, it will then be assigned to the Committee of the Whole. Committee of the Whole is all of the members of that chamber. The Majority Leader schedules debate for the Committee of the Whole. After debate and possible amendments, the Committee of the Whole votes whether to pass the legislation and advance it to final action. If a bill passes a final action vote, it will advance to the other chamber or it goes to the Governor if it has passed both chambers. At that point the Governor can sign the bill into law, veto the bill, or do nothing and after 10 days the bill becomes law.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

You thought last year was a mess – well – here we go again. With the increased COVID-19 cases, variants, and major inflation, 2022 is going to be another challenge. I am confident that we can meet these challenges with perseverance and by remembering the words of our Founding Fathers, that our government is of “We the People” and that every decision we make as legislators must be in support of our Constitution.
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Sen. Caryn Tyson awarded state legislator of year for leadership on tax bill transparency

Kansas Senator Caryn Tyson, R-Parker, spent her whole political career being a champion for less government and government transparency. For her leadership and work on Property Tax Transparency, Senate Bill (SB) 13, she received national recognition as state legislator of the year. Tyson researched and led an effort in Kansas to stop automatic tax increases solely due to property valuation increases. SB 13 is being used as model legislation by other states.
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Legislative Update by State Senator Caryn Tyson

Usually, there is not much to write about when the legislature is not in session. That is not the case this year. For the first time in Kansas history, 2/3 of the legislators signed a petition to force the Governor to call a special session. There have been 24 special sessions called in the past, but they were all called by the Governor without a petition from legislators. The special session beginning November 22, 2021 is a result of 29 (27 was required) senators and 84 representatives requesting the Governor call a special session. All Kansas Republican legislators petitioned the Governor for a special session. The first special session was called in 1874.
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