Kansas Senators will be in meetings today (SAT) to discuss tax issues. They’ll return tomorrow (SUN) afternoon to the Statehouse to debate tax bills in the chamber. Senate Republican Majority Leader Terry Bruce says he hopes senators will be able to agree on a plan.
“If not, then maybe we have up-or-down votes on two or three different plans and that limits that scope a little bit more and we may have to go back to the drawing board,” says Bruce.
Senators voted to agree to a joint House and Senate conference committee to consider tax issues. But Senators made it clear they want to have the real work done on taxes on the Senate floor where they can discuss a wide range of ideas.
Lawmakers are working through the weekend to try to come to a tax and budget compromise. Saturday will be the 100th day of what was supposed to be a 90-day session. Each overtime day costs taxpayers more than $40,000.