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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

GOP in Kansas divided over 'flat' income tax as budget fix


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Thursday rejected a proposal to raise additional revenue to fix the state's budget problems with a "flat" personal income tax with Republicans deeply divided over the measure despite GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's endorsement.

The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 37-3 against an income tax bill . Some of those voting no were GOP conservatives who like the idea of simplifying the state's income code but who felt the time wasn't right to push a plan for moving the state away from separate tax rates for lower-income earners and higher-income filers...

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