TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Senate is preparing for a key procedural vote determining whether lawmakers can debate compromise income tax cuts.
Senate President Steve Morris said his chamber will vote Friday on suspending a legislative rule requiring all House and Senate negotiators to agree to a compromise before it can be debated. Democratic negotiators have refused to sign off on the tax plan.
The compromise decreases individual income tax rates and eliminates income taxes for 191,000 businesses over six years. It’s an alternative to a bill approved by legislators last week to make the same reductions in one year instead of six.
The more aggressive bill is awaiting Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature, and many lawmakers fear it will create massive budget problems. But many senators have misgivings about the compromise.