Kansas struggles for budget fix on anniversary of tax cuts
May 21, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators marked the fifth anniversary of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment Monday by drafting a new plan for undoing much of the policy in order to fix the state budget and provide more money for public schools.
House and Senate negotiators agreed on a plan that would raise $1.2 billion over two years by boosting income tax rates and eliminating an exemption for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners. The House expected to debate the measure Monday evening.
The proposal immediately faced criticism from minority Democrats for not be...