Kansas legislators negotiating tax cuts
TOPEKA, Kan.—Kansas House and Senate negotiators are continuing their discussions on measures to reduce state tax rates.
Three senators and three House members scheduled meetings throughout Thursday as they try to find a compromise between tax-cut measures approved by each chamber.
Both proposals are loosely based on recommendations from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The governor is pushing legislators to cut taxes this year, saying the move would stimulate the Kansas economy.
Both chambers' bills would cut income taxes for individuals and some businesses. But they differ on how to treat a raft of tax credits and exemptions.
Legislators are also discussing what to do with the state sales tax rate, currently at 6.3 percent.