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Posted: Thursday, 16 February 2017 8:59PM

Kansas Senate rejects Democrat income tax plan

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Senate has rejected a Democrat plan for increasing personal income taxes to help balance the state budget.

Senators voted 30-10 on Thursday against giving a bill containing the plan first-round approval. The measure would have raised $1.2 billion over two years by rejecting core tax policies championed by Gov. Sam Brownback.

The Senate's action came the day before the chamber was expected to debate a bipartisan tax plan approved by the House.

The House plan would raise more than $1 billion over two years, starting in July.

Democrats wanted to return the state's top income tax rate to its 2012 level of 6.45%. The current rate set after Brownback-inspired tax cuts is 4.6%. The House plan would set the top rate at 5.45%.

AP News
02/16/2017 9:01PM
Kansas Senate rejects Democrat income tax plan
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