Kansas House Refuses to Cancel Plan to cut State Sales Tax

state-capitolThe Kansas House has unanimously rejected tax legislation from the Senate to send a message that House members don’t want to cancel a planned decrease in the state’s sales tax.

The House’s 120-0 vote Friday night drew laughter and applause from members.

They were considering a plan approved by the Senate for cutting individual income tax rates over the next four years.

To stabilize the budget, senators would keep the sales tax at 6.3 percent. The tax is scheduled by law to drop to 5.7 percent in July.

House members approved a plan to allow the sales tax to drop and cut income taxes less aggressively.

The two chambers have been negotiating over tax proposals. Lead Senate negotiator Les Donovan said the House vote didn’t mean anything.

  • http://hayspost.com AMERICAN

    i guess if the house’s vote don’t mean anything then neither does the senate stance does either. we got a bunch of screw ups in topeka and they are not the people on the left

  • d

    Guess it’s time for change in Topeka just like Washington. What is wrong with these state senators? Do they have a clue? If they are concerned with the budget as a result of Brownback’s reducing income tax, slow down the income tax deductions, at least revisit that nightmare. Come on you work for us. Open your ears.