Kansas Senate GOP Leaders Push For Votes On Taxes

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republicans in the Kansas Senate are pushing for a flurry of votes on tax issues in hopes of breaking a deadlock with the House's GOP leaders.

GOP senators proposed having each chamber vote Thursday on as many as three different plans for raising new sales tax revenues while reducing individual income tax rates.

They floated the idea during negotiations with House members.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and most members of the GOP-dominated Legislature want to cut income taxes further following massive reductions last year. Brownback argues the state must raise additional sales tax revenue to prevent budget problems.

The 6.3 percent sales tax is set by law to fall to 5.7 percent in July. GOP lawmakers can't agree on how much of the decrease to cancel.

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