Debate and action on a $44 million tax break for business this year is expected in the Kansas House later this week.
The measure, which would eliminate the state's business franchise tax, was approved by the House Taxation Committee Monday.
Numerous amendments are expected, including one to phase out the tax over several years and another that reflects a proposal by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to reduce the number of businesses affected by the tax.
Sebelius issued the following statement recently saying that total elimination on top of other tax cut proposals "isn't financially responsible." The Kansas Senate also is likely to turn up its nose at a complete one-year elimination.
Posted by Jim Sullinger