WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A state senator from Sedgwick County is
proposing Kansas lawmakers roll back a 1-cent sales tax hike a year
before the three-year measure expires.
Republican Sen. Carolyn McGinn says the sales tax increase in
2010 has done what it was supposed to do _ prevent bigger cuts to
essential services and the business infrastructure.
With the economy rebounding sooner than predicted, the Senate
Ways and Means Committee chairwoman wants the 1-cent hike to expire at the end of 2012, instead of the scheduled 2013.
New estimates last week showed Kansas will collect almost $200
million more than was budgeted for the current fiscal year. McGinn
says a provision of the 2010 sales tax law that dedicates a portion
of the tax to highway projects should remain in place.