Kansas lawmakers considering new plan to boost income taxes
June 4, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas cooked up a new plan Sunday for increasing income taxes to fix the state budget and provide money for the cash-strapped state's public schools — and they suggested an unusual move for pushing it to passage.
The new tax plan outlined by House Majority Leader Don Hineman would raise more than $1 billion over two years by increasing income tax rates and eliminating an exemption for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners. It would roll back the bulk of past income tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.