William Waters, an attorney with the Kansas Department of Revenue, told the House Taxation Committee that a proposed change in how the state values property would be unconstitutional.

The proposal, known as Proposition K, would raise property values by 2% a year, based on a baseline that incorporates 2010 assessments, whether the actual value rose or fell. The current system levies taxes on the appraised value of a property, based on market value.

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