Proposed 2023 Johnson County budget includes property tax rate decrease

Johnson County courthouse in Olathe. File image.

An improved revenue outlook due to higher home values, sales tax and investment growth has prompted County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson to submit a county budget for next year that calls for a one-mill taxing rate decrease.

Why it matters: The proposed reduction would be the largest in more than 20 years and the fifth cut in six years.