A proposal in the Kansas Legislature would lower the state sales tax rate on food from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent. But the state would still have one of the highest tax rates on food in the country, even if the reduction becomes law.
A proposal in the Kansas Legislature would lower the state sales tax rate on food from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent. But the state would still have one of the highest tax rates on food in the country, even if the reduction becomes law. Bigstock
A proposal in the Kansas Legislature would lower the state sales tax rate on food from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent. But the state would still have one of the highest tax rates on food in the country, even if the reduction becomes law. Bigstock

Jonathan Shorman covers Kansas politics and the Legislature for The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star. He’s been covering politics for six years, first in Missouri and now in Kansas. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.