An agreement among Kansas legislators on
cutting income taxes appears to be unraveling.
Senate President Steve Morris, a moderate Hugoton Republican,
said Thursday he doesn't like the plan because he sees it as too
aggressive. Morris says he believes it could lead to future budget
Conservative Republicans in the Kansas House grumbled Thursday
that the proposal drafted by House and Senate negotiators is not
aggressive enough. It reduces individual income tax rates and
phases out income taxes for 191,000 businesses.
The House kept the process moving forward late Thursday
afternoon by voting 66-49 to suspend a rule requiring all
negotiators to sign off a compromise proposal. The Senate must
approve the same motion to keep the compromise alive.
Democrats don't like the proposal, fearing it will lead to