TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Senate has rewritten tax-cutting legislation before giving it first-round approval.
Wednesday night’s voice vote advanced the measure to a final Senate vote set for Thursday. Passage would send it to the House.
The Senate kept Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal for cutting income tax rates further, but scrapped part of his plan for revenue-raising offsets to stabilize the budget.
Brownback and many GOP legislators want eventually to phase out personal income taxes.
The bill retains Brownback’s proposal to cancel a decrease in the state sales tax scheduled for July.
But the Senate rejected Brownback’s proposals to phase out income tax deductions for home property taxes and mortgage interest.