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Kan. GOP senators not budging much on sales tax

Published on -5/17/2013, 4:37 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate aren't budging much on lowering the state's sales tax in July as part of a plan that also cuts income taxes.

Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita said Friday she thinks Republican Gov. Sam Brownback could veto tax legislation if it lets the sales tax fall below 6.2 percent.

The Senate has approved Brownback's plan to keep the tax at 6.3 percent to stabilize the budget while pursuing income tax cuts. The House has passed legislation letting the fall to 5.7 percent as scheduled by state law.

Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag says the governor has not insisted on a specific sales tax rate, but has told lawmakers that the budget must be funded.

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