Limits on state tax increases gets first-round Senate approval

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The Kansas Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved a constitutional amendment  requiring a supermajority of lawmakers to approve tax increases.

The Senate gave first-round approval of an amendment requiring a two-thirds majority of the House and Senate to enact any new state tax or increasing the rate of the existing state income tax, sales tax, compensating use tax, property tax or excise tax.

The amendment would go to voters on Aug. 2, making it one of at least three that would be on the ballot when . . .

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