Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For recent You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.
The record: County-by-county information about taxable values, value per capita, property taxes, tax per capita, mill levies, population and how the county spends its money.
Why you'd want the information: To learn more about taxes across Kansas.
Where you get the records: The Kansas Department of Revenue's Web site, www.ksrevenue.org/pvdstatistics.htm.
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How much it will cost: The information is free.