Senate Committee Delays Work On Tax Plan

Feb 5, 2013

A Kansas Senate committee has delayed debate on Governor Sam Brownback's tax proposal. A mistake at the Statehouse printing office meant the scheduled debate was left off the official Senate calendar for Tuesday.

Senator Les Donovan, a Republican from Wichita, said he didn't want to work on the tax plan without letting the public know about it. Donovan added, though, that senators could use some more time to prepare for the debate.

"There's still a lot of parts that aren't bolted down tightly here," Donovan said. "We need to make sure that we get these all in place and get everybody comfortable with it."

The proposal would cut income tax rates, eliminate some tax deductions and keep a state sales tax elevated past its intended expiration date. The committee could take action on the bill later this week or next week.