More KS Tax Talk

Kansas legislators are considering a proposal to lower the state sales tax on groceries as part of a larger plan that also cuts income taxes.

The Kansas House is expected to vote tonight on the measure. It was drafted by GOP Reps. Mark Hutton and Gene Suellentrop.

It would cut the tax on groceries to 4.9 percent while keeping it at 6.3 percent on other items. House approval would send the measure to the Senate.

The plan is similar to one the House rejected last week, but its drafters made changes.

Republican Governor Sam Brownback said the idea has merit.

The sales tax is scheduled by law to drop to 5.7 percent in July, but Brownback wants to keep it at 6.3 percent to offset income tax cuts.

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