LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Bill to Fully Repeal 2012 Kansas Tax Cuts Stalls

Representative Steven Johnson speaking at a meeting earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kansas House and Senate negotiators continue to struggle as they work on a tax plan to help balance the state budget. Thursday, talks stalled on a bill that would fully reverse the tax cuts pushed by Governor Sam Brownback.
House negotiators offered the idea of totally undoing the 2012 Kansas tax cuts, but then pulled back.

Republican Representative Steven Johnson says they’re still trying to decide whether to pursue a plan they could pass with a simple majority, and get a signature from the governor, or a larger tax increase that would probably require a veto override.
“(We're) looking at both. Whatever the body is able to move forward on. It is difficult to achieve both majorities that are required,” said Johnson.
The full tax cut repeal would have raised more than $1.4 billion in the next two years. Lawmakers need to fill a budget hole approaching $1 billion, and they are are considering adding more money for public schools.

Democratic Senator Tom Holland argued it was premature to consider voting on a tax plan before they have a school funding bill finalized.

Stephen Koranda has more:


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)