Thursday, May 17, 2012
An agreement among Kansas legislators on cutting income taxes appears to be unraveling.
Conservative Republicans in the Kansas House grumbled Thursday that the proposal drafted by House and Senate negotiators is not
aggressive enough. It reduces individual income tax rates and
phases out income taxes for 191,000 businesses.
Meanwhile, in the Senate, President Steve Morris, a moderate Hugoton Republican, said he doesn't like the plan because he sees
it as too aggressive and believes it could lead to future budget problems.
Lawmakers already have approved a plan containing the same elements but making the cuts in one year instead of over six years.
They're looking to pass an alternative because they fear the aggressive cuts could create a big budget shortfall in the future.