TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Opponents to Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal for cutting Kansas income tax rates say during a Statehouse event that Republican’s plan is misguided and would punish working families.
Brownback and his supporters were planning a news conference of their own on Wednesday, touting support for tax cuts.
Both events were held ahead of the first of three planned days of hearings over the proposal by the House Taxation Committee.
The governor proposes to collapse the state’s three income tax brackets into two and eliminate a number of credits and exemptions, a move he says makes the Kansas tax system flatter and fairer. He’s seeking to end the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income residents, saying the money would be invested in other social programs aimed at the working poor.