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Legislature Still Divided On Tax Plan

Associated Press - June 1, 2015 7:02 am

Top Republicans in the Kansas Senate have called off a debate on proposals to raise taxes after GOP senators criticized a new plan for closing a projected budget shortfall.

Republican senators ended a marathon debate early Monday morning shortly after GOP leaders outlined a plan to raise $411 million during the fiscal year that begins July 1. That’s just enough to close the budget gap.

The proposal includes pieces of a plan Gov. Sam Brownback outlined Saturday.

But when GOP senators took a break from their debate to review the plan, several were critical, and Majority Leader Terry Bruce said there wasn’t enough of a consensus.

Brownback proposed boosting the sales tax to 6.65 percent from 6.15 percent. The new Senate plan would set the rate at 6.5 percent.