Tax Deal Unraveling

KSCB News - May 18, 2012 8:21 am

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

budget cuts.


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