A Kansas House committee has advanced a proposal that would end a business tax break championed by Republican Governor Sam Brownback. The House Tax Committee's 13-8 vote today (MON) sends the measure to the House floor for debate. Committee chairman Marvin Kleeb says his overall goal is to send a tax plan to the full House for consideration later this week. Kleeb says the committee has been waiting for final revenue numbers that take last-minute tax filings into account.
“We need to have these discussions so that we know where everyone stands. The revenue figures will be wrapped up today so we know where we are and then we know how to proceed on the tax options,” says Kleeb.
Lawmakers have only a short window for passing a tax plan and budget if the session is going to end on time. This Saturday is scheduled to be the final day of the annual 90-day session.