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State 1 Cent Sales Rollback Proposed

KSCB News - December 6, 2011 8:34 am

A state senator from Sedgwick County is
proposing that Kansas lawmakers roll back a 1-cent increase in the
state sales tax six months before it’s due to expire.
Republican Sen. Carolyn McGinn says that rolling back the tax
early will keep the state’s promise to taxpayers without causing
problems for state programs.
The three-year increase was approved in 2010 as state revenues
plummeted and budgets were tightened.
With the economy rebounding sooner than predicted, the Senate
Ways and Means Committee chairwoman wants the 1-cent hike to expire
on Dec. 31, 2012, instead of July 1, 2013.
McGinn says a portion of the tax dedicated to highway projects
would remain in place. She also says she hasn’t spoken about her
proposal with Gov. Sam Brownback, who’s preparing his own tax plan.


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