TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal for reducing income tax rates cleared a House committee, but it’s unclear if the plan will be debated by the full chamber.
The House Assessment and Taxation Committee endorsed the bill Thursday after modifying it to preserve a tax credit for mortgage interest payments. The voice vote sends the bill to the full House, which has already passed a rival plan that differs vastly from the governor’s proposal.
Conservative Republicans tried unsuccessfully to amend the bill by removing Brownback’s plan and substituting it with proposals to eliminate the tax on incomes of $30,000 or less and creating a single tax rate of 4.9 percent for all other earners.