State Sen. Pushes For Early End To 1-Cent Tax Hike

By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen
By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen

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.

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