Cities, counties oppose Senate president’s food sales tax proposal


Cities and counties came out Wednesday against a proposal by Senate President Ty Masterson to fill a budget hole caused by a bill that would eliminate millions of dollars in local sales taxes on groceries.

While they liked the intent of the Mastersons's proposal, they said they were disillusioned by years of promises from the Legislature to reinstate revenues that it's taken from local government.

"Why are we opposing this? To be blunt, we don't trust you," said Mike Taylor, lobbyist for the Kansas . . .


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