Kansas tax plan http://kmuw.org en House Tax Chair Responds To Claims About Tax Plan http://kmuw.org/post/house-tax-chair-responds-claims-about-tax-plan <p>The chair of the Kansas House Tax Committee is responding to some Democrats' claims about the tax plan passed by the Legislature last weekend. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:36:10 +0000 Stephen Koranda 18397 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Lawmakers May Miss Their Deadline To Finish Session http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-may-miss-their-deadline-finish-session <p>Kansas lawmakers just returned to the Statehouse on Wednesday, but already it looks like a disagreement on taxes could push the session past lawmakers' 80-day deadline.</p><p>House and Senate Republicans disagree on whether to extend a temporary sales tax increase. It's set to expire on July 1, and House leaders want to let it end as planned. Republican leaders in both chambers want to lower income tax rates, and Senators say keeping the sales tax elevated allows the state to lower income tax rates more quickly.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:21:26 +0000 Stephen Koranda 16953 at http://kmuw.org Analysts Call Kansas Tax Plan Worst In Nation http://kmuw.org/post/analysts-call-kansas-tax-plan-worst-nation <p>In <a href="http://www.governing.com/columns/public-finance/col-whats-wrong-kansas-tax-reform-measure.html">a recent article in Governing Magazine</a>, two tax analysts were asked which state had passed the worst tax policy in the last year, and both said Kansas.</p><p>One of the analysts was from the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the other was from the right-leaning Tax Foundation.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:39:39 +0000 Stephen Koranda 15735 at http://kmuw.org