Kansas House GOP proposes bond cap, tax holiday

TOPEKA | This year's legislative agenda for House Republicans includes limiting the state's power to issue bonds, a back-to-school sales tax holiday and suspension of the Statehouse restoration.

House GOP leaders also reiterated their support for two proposed coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' administration has blocked them.

House Republicans had a news conference Wednesday to outline their agenda. They said it's designed to make government run more efficiently and encourage economic growth.

They want to cap the amount of bonds the state can issue. They're also dusting off a proposal to suspend the sales tax on some goods for a few days before school starts each year.