By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Bipartisan Kansas plan for tax hike might not overcome veto

 

February 17, 2017



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bipartisan plan that would balance Kansas' budget mostly with income tax increases and roll back Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's signature economic policies doesn't appear to have enough support to overcome his possible veto.

The GOP-controlled state House approved an income tax bill Thursday on a 76-48 vote , sending it to the Senate. The measure would raise more than $1 billion over two years by raising income tax rates Brownback persuaded lawmakers to cut, restoring a third tax bracket he successfully sought to eliminate and ending an exemption for more than 330,0...



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