Kansas state Sen. Greg Smith of Overland Park (center) spoke with fellow Republican Sens. Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee and Ty Masterson of Andover, during the chamber’s debate on a plan for raising taxes to close a budget shortfall Sunday at the Statehouse in Topeka. John Hanna AP
Kansas state Sen. Greg Smith of Overland Park (center) spoke with fellow Republican Sens. Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee and Ty Masterson of Andover, during the chamber’s debate on a plan for raising taxes to close a budget shortfall Sunday at the Statehouse in Topeka. John Hanna AP

Kansas Senate approves tax increases, state budget

June 07, 2015 7:24 PM