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The tax bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday had the support of all four Kansas representatives.

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The group of experts tasked with forecasting how much Kansas will collect in taxes raised the two-year estimate by $225 million after meeting Thursday to compare notes on the performance of key sectors of the state economy.

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Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday used a group of like-minded witnesses to attack President Donald Trump’s tax cut plan by comparing it to what they repeatedly referred to as Kansas’ “failed” tax experiment.

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After wrestling to balance the budget for years, Kansas lawmakers bit the bullet this spring and agreed to undo many of Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature 2012 tax cuts.

Members of Congress may want to take heed of Kansas's failed tax-cutting experiment. That's the advice of a national fiscal policy analyst who's studied it.

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Four of six members of Kansas' congressional delegation are supporting a proposed federal tax code being developed by House and Senate Republicans.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, and Reps. Lynn Jenkins, Roger Marshall and Ron Estes all said Wednesday they support legislation that would reduce the corporate income tax rate from 35 to 20 percent. It also would reduce the top individual income tax rate from 39 percent to 35 percent.

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The Kansas Department of Revenue released tax tables on Tuesday that designate how much income employers should withhold from employee paychecks. The policy is the result of the tax increase that was recently passed by state lawmakers.

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For two days in a row, Kansas lawmakers have canceled tax votes before they even started. House leaders delayed and then canceled debate Wednesday on a plan to reinstate a third income tax bracket and raise tax rates. The bill also would have reinstated income taxes for hundreds of thousands of business owners.

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Kansas lawmakers could take a crack at a new tax proposal as soon as Wednesday, after a previous plan faltered. The new, larger proposal would raise about a billion dollars over two years by rolling back income tax cuts approved in 2012.

The bill's chances are uncertain. Republican Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine says there are factions that are sharply divided on the size of a potential tax increase.

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The state of Kansas didn’t collect as much in taxes as expected last month.

However, the state is still ahead for the current fiscal year.

The Department of Revenue reported that the state collected nearly $425 million in taxes in March.

Total tax collections were nearly $12 million below expectations for the month. State sales tax receipts were $2.3 million more than anticipated while individual income tax receipts were $11.1 million below expectations for March.

The shortfall ends the state’s four-month streak of tax collections that exceeded expectations.

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