Gov. Sebelius Won't Seek Tax Increase To Fix Budget

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she won't propose a tax increase to help solve the state's budget problems.

But House Appropriations Committee Chairman Kevin Yoder is skeptical that she can do that while promising to avoid cuts in aid to public schools.

Yoder, an Overland Park Republican, isn't in favor of raising taxes — and doesn't think a tax increase would pass.

But he questions how Sebelius can hold public schools harmless, something she says she's going to try to do.

The Democratic governor acknowledges that schools won't receive a big increase in funds for the school year that begins in the fall.

That increase has been promised, but the state must close a projected $1 billion gap for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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