Kansas governor backs 'flat' income tax plan budget fix
April 6, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback endorsed a flat-rate income tax plan Wednesday and lawmakers drafted a plan that would eventually boost aid to public schools by $750 million a year as they worked to fix deep budget problems.
The conservative Republican governor said he would sign a revenue-raising bill like one before the state Senate to impose a 4.6 percent rate for all personal income tax filers starting next year. Senators planned to debate the measure Thursday.
Lawmakers in both parties questioned whether the bill would raise enough money to fix the state's budget proble...