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Kansas Lawmakers’ Talks on Taxes at Standstill

KSAL StaffMay 20, 2013

Negotiations among Kansas legislators on tax issues are stalled amid bickering between Republican leaders in the House and Senate.

Senators and House negotiators had no meetings Monday.

House GOP leaders complained that Republican senators have not responded to their compromise proposal to drop the 6.3 percent state sales tax to 6 percent. The tax is now scheduled to drop to 5.7 percent in July, but the Senate has approved Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to cancel the decline.

Senate Republican leaders wanted to finish work on budget issues before resolving the tax question.

Brownback and GOP leaders in the Republican-dominated Legislature want to follow last year’s reductions in in personal income taxes with more cuts. But they also need revenue to stabilize the budget.

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