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House Committee Proposes Moratorium On Tax Exemptions
02/09/2010

Kan. House panel considers halting tax exemptions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas House committee is considering

whether legislators should be allowed to grant new exemptions on

state sales and property taxes.

The Taxation Committee heard testimony Monday on a resolution to

impose a three-year moratorium on such exemptions.

The measure would also bar lawmakers from enacting any new

programs that divert income taxes withheld from some workers'

paychecks for specific business development projects.

The committee took no vote on the measure, which applies only to

the Legislature.

Supporters included groups that want lawmakers to raise taxes to

prevent additional cuts in funding for education and social

services.

But some local chambers of commerce said adopting the resolution

would hurt efforts to attract new businesses to Kansas.

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