A tax proposal failed Thursday night in the Kansas House by a huge margin. Lawmakers still need to finish work on a budget and a tax plan that covers a shortfall in the budget.
The first tax plan failed on a 3-108 vote.
Some Kansas lawmakers voted against the bill because it didn’t reinstate enough business income taxes or because it canceled future personal income tax cuts. Democratic Rep. Tom Sawyer said the bill raised the sales tax too high.
“Sales taxes are regressive. They affect working families, seniors citizens a lot worse than other taxes,” said Sawyer.