TOPEKA, Kan. - A key Kansas lawmaker says it makes sense to settle what he calls broad differences between the House and Senate on tax policy before resolving budget issues.Senate Tax Committee Chairman Les Donovan said Monday he hopes to begin work on closing those issues with House counterparts in the coming days. But the Wichita Republican says having information from a new revenue estimate in April will be helpful in tax and budget debates.
Both chambers completed work on their versions of tax and budget bills last week. The budgets cover fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and would spend $14 billion annually.
The main difference between House and Senate tax bills is what to do with a temporary sales tax increase set to expire on July 1.