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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 @ 3:17PM

House leadership reaffirms position on budget, taxes

TOPEKA—House Speaker Ray Merrick (R-Stilwell), together with House leadership on Monday asked Senate leadership to come to the negotiating table with a good faith compromise tax offer. The House made a tax offer to the Senate on Wednesday last week, but the Senate has so far not returned with a…

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 @ 3:57PM

House leadership invites Senate to caucus, conference committees

TOPEKA—House leadership on Wednesday announced a caucus focused on the House tax plan and invited Senate Republicans to join in an effort to clear misconceptions and bring both chambers back to the negotiating table. Subsequently, House Taxation Committee Chair Richard Carlson (R-Marysville) has called a meeting of tax conferees on…

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 @ 6:21PM

House adjourns with long list of accomplishments

TOPEKA –The Kansas House on Friday adjourned having sent a wide range of bills and conference committee reports to the Governor and the Senate. The list of bills approved by the House so far this session relate to jobs, workers compensation, firearm rights, protections for women, the unborn, ensuring a…

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:01PM

House approves budget, tax plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2013 House Speaker Ray Merrick released the following statement after the House approved its tax plan on a 82-39 vote Thursday. “The House budget and tax plans accomplish what House Republicans were sent to Topeka to do, reduce unneeded government spending but ensure core state…

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 @ 2:24PM

House committees approve budget, tax plans to fund core services

TOPEKA- The House Appropriations Committee and House Taxation Committee on Wednesday brought together a plan that will together fund core state services while reducing the overall tax burden for Kansans. The House Appropriations Committee Tuesday evening passed out a budget plan that does not affect core services reliant on state…

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