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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Kansas lawmakers take new run at tax plan, debate schools


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators decided Tuesday to take another run at passing an income tax hike to fix the state budget while they also considered a plan for increasing spending on the state's public schools.

House and Senate negotiators agreed on a plan that would raise $1.2 billion over two years by increasing income tax rates and ending an exemption for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners. The measure would roll back most of the income tax cuts enacted in 2012 and 2013 at Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's urging.

Brownback touts the past tax cuts as pro-growth policies...

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