TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A group that wants to abolish the Kansas income tax kicked off a bus tour to build support for the idea as state official prepared a new fiscal forecast.
Both events Friday are likely to influence budgeting next year by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback.
Brownback is developing a tax plan that’s expected to include reductions in income taxes, but his administration is waiting to release it until his administration has the new fiscal forecast.
The bus tour began with a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka sponsored by Kansans for No Income Tax. About three dozen people attended.
Meanwhile, officials and university economists convened a meeting to draft a forecast projecting state revenues through June 2013. The state’s current forecast has projections through June 2012.