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Kan. lawmakers get closer but stall on sales tax

May 31, 2013 • Business


Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions from reporters about tax issues after chatting with legislators in Statehouse hallways, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Topeka, Kan. Brownback wants to adjust the state sales tax to raise new revenues while the state cuts income taxes. (AP Photos/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the Kansas Legislature appeared Friday to be moving closer to a deal on raising new sales tax revenues to prevent budget shortfalls, only to break off negotiations abruptly when they couldn’t agree again on the details.

House and Senate negotiators considered rival proposals for setting the sales tax at 6.15 percent in July, one from top Republicans in each chamber. Login to read more

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