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Latest State Budget Plan Fails

Associated Press - June 5, 2015 5:38 am

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Legislative negotiators are preparing to resume talks on raising taxes after the Kansas House rejected a plan for balancing the next state budget.

Three senators and three House members are meeting Friday to work on a new plan for raising more than $400 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1 to close a budget shortfall.

The meeting came after the House’s 108-3 vote Thursday against a plan to increase the state’s sales tax to 6.65 percent from 6.15 percent and to raise the cigarette tax by 50 cents a pack to $1.29.

Those proposals were contained in a separate plan from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

The state’s budget gap arose after lawmakers cut personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 at Brownback’s urging to stimulate the economy.


S.v. Berg

June 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Explain to me again how the fed can be literally (quadrillions) in debt, but the state has to pay it’s bills. And that ponzi scheme known as social security, where the people who were around when it was started, reap the benefit.

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