Government & Politics

February 18, 2015 8:35 PM

Brownback's plan to hike Kansas sin taxes gets little support in the Legislature

Support for Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan for raising taxes on alcohol and cigarettes is quickly slipping away, forcing lawmakers to scramble for other ways to patch a nearly $600 million budget hole. “The sin taxes — liquor and cigarettes — are really a non-starter,” said Sen. Jim Denning, an Overland Park Republican. “I don’t think it’s going to get any legs.”

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