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Sales Tax Front and Center

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It’s looking more and more like the state’s estimated $400-million revenue deficit in fiscal year 2010, will be taken care of by a 1% sales tax hike. Rival proposals to increase the sales tax from 5.3% to 6.3% emerged in both the Kansas House and Senate yesterday. Both proposals were drafted by coalitions of Democrats and moderate Republicans. The Senate ... Read More »

Parkinson Vows to Veto Further Cuts

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Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson drew a “budget deficit” line in the sand this weekend in an interview with Kansas City Television Station KMBC saying, “If they’re going to try to balance this budget with further cuts, they’re going to need 2/3’s of this Legislature to do it because I’ll veto that plan.” Parkinson made it clear he would veto any ... Read More »

Moran Votes for PayGo

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran voted in favor of legislation preventing larger federal deficits. The House passed the legislation that would reinstate a “pay-as-you-go” statute that requires new spending to be paid for with cuts to other programs. The new legislation will make it difficult for the White House and Congress to enact mandatory spending changes that increase the ... Read More »