Kansas lawmakers look to restart debate over boosting taxes
April 30, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans were looking Monday to jump start the Kansas Legislature's debate over raising income taxes to fix the state budget, something they saw as crucial to solving public school funding and other spending issues.
Lawmakers returned from their annual spring break with the state facing projected budget shortfalls totaling more than $885 million through June 2019. The gaps arose following massive personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 championed by GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and later economic slumps in agriculture and energy production.
The Republican-controlled Le...