Kansas House and Senate negotiators have reached a preliminary tax compromise to close a budget gap. It would raise the sales tax and cigarette taxes while reducing tax deductions.
The bill would raise around $430 million next fiscal year.
Republican Marvin Kleeb, House Tax Committee chairman, says he isn’t sure the bill will pass, but it’s a starting point.
“We need to have members get up and speak their mind and let us know where they stand, what they like and don’t like, so when we come back again we’re able to craft another solution to propose,” Kleeb says.