Archive for Monday, May 10, 2010

Francisco, Pilcher-Cook debate support of taxes

May 10, 2010


— Two state senators got into a brief debate Monday on how many of them voted for a tax increase.

Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, maintained a total of 38 of the state’s 40 senators voted for a tax increase.

Francisco noted that 23 voted for the one-cent sales tax rate increase, while 15 different senators voted earlier for an amendment that increased the sales tax rate by nine-tenths of a cent and would have also levied sales taxes on abortions.

Francisco’s assertion caused state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, to stand up quickly.

Pilcher-Cook was the author of that amendment.

Pilcher-Cook maintained her amendment was really a tax decrease because it would have reduced the proposed increase by one-tenth of a cent. Francisco disagreed, saying Pilcher-Cook’s amendment proposed increasing the state sales tax from the current rate of 5.3 cents per dollar to 6.2 cents per dollar. The amendment failed.


Bob_Keeshan 7 years, 10 months ago

Marci is right. It was a .9 cent increase in the state sales tax.

I wonder if the Chamber of Commerce will attack those 15 Senators?

Keith 7 years, 10 months ago

Mary Pilcher-Cook is one of the many dim bulbs in the Kansas Legislature.

1southernjayhawk 7 years, 10 months ago

And we care about you biased opinion because...why?

1southernjayhawk 7 years, 10 months ago

It wasn't intended to be. Just me and my dog.

Jay Keffer 7 years, 10 months ago

Why the constant attention to that sexual slur? You can't seem to stop using it, and referring to its literal meaning. My kids read these comments, do you have to keep bringing up this nasty act? The term was apporpriated by some bent individuals that turned it into a vile activity. Why do you mention it so much?? Sick.

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