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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Kansas lawmakers advance proposals to lessen income tax hike


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas advanced proposals Monday that would lessen the need for lawmakers to roll back past income tax cuts championed by GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to fix the state budget and boost spending on public schools.

A House committee approved a plan to phase in a $280 million increase in aid to schools over two years in response to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in March that the state's education funding is inadequate. Committee members whittled down a plan calling for phasing in a $783 million increase over five years to get past opposition from Repub...

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