Legislators are going back to the drawing board on taxes after a proposal failed in the Kansas House this (THUR) morning. More tax discussions are scheduled for later today. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports on the latest setback in the record-long 2015 session.
Leaders in the Kansas House held the vote open for hours last night while efforts were made to build more support for the bill, and then a legislative rule made them take a break from midnight to 8 a.m. They came back and continued holding the vote open but it became clear there just wasn’t enough support for the bill.
The plan that failed relied mostly on increasing the sales tax and eliminating tax deductions to help fill a $400 million budget hole. A similar plan has already passed the Senate.
Both chambers continue to have deep political divisions on tax issues.