Kansas Senate approves $494 million in tax cuts


The Kansas Senate voted to give up nearly a half billion dollars in revenue, a move that potentially torpedoes an education plan approved by the House just hours earlier.

The Senate voted 24-16 to return millions to Kansas taxpayers who may have been unwittingly hurt when Congress reformed the tax code last year.

The bill also raises the standard deduction for taxpayers and accelerates the restoration of itemized deductions for medical expenses, mortgage interest and property taxes. It also includes a tax cut aimed at helping small . . .


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