WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - It's back-to-school season for parents like Trey Johnson. But with four kids, it's one of the hardest times of the year for him.

"I spend probably like, at least prolly like twelve hundred on just clothes," said Johnson.

When you add in school supplies, fees, and then multiply it by his four kids, he says it adds up fast.

"Any way to save some money will be a blessing on my end," he said.

And that's exactly what our neighboring states like Missouri and Oklahoma do.

Every year around this time, they have a Tax-Free Weekend where parents like Johnson can buy things like clothes and school supplies without paying a penny in taxes.

So why doesn't Kansas do it?

"It's been suggested in the past in Kansas. It wasn't this current year, but this would have been a good year to do it," said Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers.

Rogers says in the past, the reason it didn't fly was that it would have cost too much in an already razor-thin state budget – something he says now he doesn't think would be a problem.

"Kansans really just want legislation just to help them. To work with them and help them. This would affect grandparents as well, anybody that's helping families get their kids back to school," said Rogers.

And parents like Johnson agree. He says this time of year, every penny counts.

"When you got kids, you know what you sign up for. So, you know you got to do what you got to do. But that would save some money, and maybe we'd get a little bit more stuff," said Johnson.

Rogers says for this to become a reality here in Kansas, the governor or a lawmaker would have to introduce a bill, get it passed through the House and Senate, then signed into law.

Rogers says if you want it to happen, the best thing you can do is contact your legislators.