Kansas lawmakers unsure sales tax should be in budget fix

Kansas lawmakers unsure sales tax should be in budget fix

Kansas lawmakers unsure sales tax should be in budget fix

The Senate version of the formula is expected to reduce the multiplier now in the House's bill for determining at-risk funding for a school district.

"This was nearly unanimous", said Nelson, who serves as the finance chairman. Senator Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, said senators are focusing on health care in "nearly every meeting" lately, but fears that's getting lost on the public.

At issue is House Bill 2380, which would lower the sales tax rate on food by 1 percent beginning in 2020 and eliminate some sales tax exemptions. House Republicans have yet to send the bill to the Senate because the CBO has to conclude it saves at least $2 billion to conform to rules that protect the measure from filibuster.

Members of the Senate tax committee seemed skeptical of the plan.

Denning outlined parts of a Senate plan that he is having drafted as the committee was being briefed on details of another plan that advanced out of a House committee earlier this week.

The legislation would require an election by the registered voters within an area proposed for annexation, so that if the population does not wish to be annexed, they can reject it.

Although number-crunching was ongoing Thursday afternoon after the committee made numerous changes to the original Justice administration bill, Finance Chairman Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, said he believes it would raise about $110 million to $120 million a year in new revenue. Roman Prezioso, the chamber's minority leader.

The bill set the consumer sales tax at 6.95 percent, reduces personal income tax by 15 percent starting January 1, works to phase out the personal income tax if certain conditions are met, and increases the corporate net income tax by 0.5 percent. They'll stack their revenue measures up against the numbers provided by the governor to see if their revenue measures provide enough support to avoid major cuts to state government. Cutting exemptions also broadens the sales tax base, she said.

The Houses revenue measure, House Bill 107, caps the total dollar amount that can be redeemed via the historic building tax credit.

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The bill would impose the new sales taxes on services this summer.

Senate Bill 1007, the "Tax Reform Act of 2017", was approved in the Senate by a largely partisan vote of 19-11. The House version also allows for the sales tax to be charged to the sale of electronic data processing, memberships and services at health and fitness businesses, contracted construction labor services and certain primary opinion research services.

But the delegates' bill differs significantly from one that passed the state Senate earlier this week during special session.

"There's disruption in the sales tax world", he said.

The bill would raise about $110 million over two years. In addition, the bill does not change petition requirements for citizens to force an election and there would not be an automatic election.

The 34 Senate members are now not on the clock and none will be paid until they go back into session. "Not the wealthiest citizens in the state of West Virginia, but the citizens that are struggling". "I think running any tax plan is premature".

The bill will be on amendment stage on the House floor today. They reconvened Monday. The cost for the legislative session is $35,000 per day.

The Senate's language would have required the Green Mountain Care Board to convene a working group.

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