Kansas legislators are going back to work on tax cuts and the budget, still uncertain when they'll wrap up their annual session.
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a plan to cut personal income taxes to follow up on massive reductions approved last year. The proposal sets the sales tax at 6 percent in July to raise additional revenues to prevent budget shortfalls.
The House would vote first on the plan, but its leaders haven't announced when the chamber will take up the measure.
Top Republicans in the Kansas Senate don't yet know whether a new tax plan they've pushed through their chamber will find favor with GOP House members.
The bill approved Thursday by the Senate would lower the state sales tax on groceries to 4.95 percent in January while keeping it at 6.3 percent for all other items subject to the tax. The vote was 24-15.
House members could take an up-or-down vote Friday on the measure, deciding whether to send it to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Wichita's McConnell Air Force Base has been selected to be the main operating base for the Air Force's new KC-46A air refueling tanker.
Members of the Kansas congressional delegation issued a joint statement Wednesday announcing the Air Force decision. The aircraft will replace the aging KC-135 fleet flown by crews for the past 50 years.