UPDATED: Senate passes bill cutting Social Security taxes


(Updated to include a revised fiscal note)

The Kansas Senate made the first significant foray into the tax debate Thursday, approving a bill that would eliminate taxes on Social Security and all retirement income at a cost of more than $1 billion over three years.

The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Caryn Tyson, chair of the tax committee, eliminated the state income tax on Social Security benefits at a cost of about $385.5 . . .


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