Lawmakers explore limits on taxes, spending


Kansas lawmakers are exploring the possibility of introducing a constitutional amendment that would limit the Legislature's ability to raise new revenue and effectively rein in spending.

A joint House-Senate committee is looking at different ways of how it might limit government spending, possibly by using excess revenues to cut taxes or reduce state debt.

Lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment, which would require support from two-thirds of the Legislature and would have to be ratified by Kansas voters.

The idea is still in its embryonic stages, with details yet to be worked out before the Legislature convenes . . .


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