May 16, 2012 5:00 AM

Kansas Legislature hammers out alternative tax bill

A new, less costly tax-cutting measure emerged in the Kansas Legislature on Wednesday as lawmakers tried to rescue the state from another plan that critics said would wreak financial havoc. Negotiators from the House and Senate agreed to a plan that would be about $2.6 billion less expensive to the state than the one sent to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback last week.

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