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Senate Tax Plan Uncertain In House

Associated Press - June 8, 2015 6:43 am

Kansas House members could balance the next state budget by approving a plan to boost sales and cigarette taxes, or they could push for an alternative.

The House faces a potential vote on a tax bill Monday after the Senate approved it Sunday, 21-17.

Lawmakers have approved a $15.4 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that would result in a deficit without tax increases.

The bill approved by the Senate would increase the state’s sales tax to 6.55 percent from 6.15 percent and raise the cigarette tax by 50 cents a pack to $1.29. It would raise more than enough revenue to balance the budget.

But Republican Rep. Marvin Kleeb of Overland Park, the House’s top tax policy negotiator, says he doubts the tax plan can pass his chamber.


Joel Spurlock

June 10, 2015 at 11:21 am

Remember at election time this guy that said he would cut taxes raised them on 98% of the voters. This means you even if you voted for him. The reason you elected him was a lie. he said he would put more money in the classroom, he removed 300 million from the classroom statewide if he gets his way. He is not competent and the people of Kansas should remove him from office due to lack of ability to govern.

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