Brownback says tax hike bad long-term for Kansas

Brownback says tax hike bad long-term for Kansas

The legislation also scraps a plan to bring those rates down even further in future years, one of Brownback's promises to conservative supporters. "This is bad for Kansas and bad for the many Kansans who would have more of their hard-earned money taken from them".

Kansas has rejected the years-long tax-cutting experiment that brought governor Sam Brownback to worldwide attention and provided a model for the Trump administration's troubled tax plans. "I hope we can be a bellwether for the nation because I think there are a lot of parallels". He portrayed the choices as either deciding to be a low-tax state that encouraged business growth or a high-tax state that killed it. "It's a huge vote for looking for an option for Kansas among limited options".

Kobach said that the National Rifle Association and the Kansas State Rifle Association worked to come to a compromise with state hospitals and KU Med, but he claims KU Med walked away from the negotiating table.

Brownback vetoed the bill later Tuesday. He added that the rise of populism has furthur complicated the GOP's political climate and decreased hostilities between the moderate, establishment wing and the Tea Party, conservative wing. "Many alternative ideas have been discussed, and I believe there is a better solution", Brownback said.

"Kansas has this long tradition of moderates and good governance that we are now getting back to", he said. "I don't believe they told their constituents they were going to raise their taxes as much as they did". The state spends about $4 billion a year on its schools and lawmakers passed a plan Monday night to phase in a $293 million increase in education funding over two years. The new plan is expected to raise $1.2 billion in new revenue over two years by increasing personal income tax rates and ending an exemption for 330,000-plus farmers and business owners. Brownback and allies have staunchly defended the cuts, while most agree they have not achieved its economic goals while deeply hurting government services such as education and infrastructure. Legislative leaders were waiting to finish work on the next state budget until tax issues were resolved, and Brownback's administration had said that lawmakers need to pass a budget by June 17 for most state employees to continue getting paid after the new fiscal year begins in July. "We can and we must balance our budget without negatively harming Kansas families".

In a span of less than 24 hours Tuesday, the tax bill was approved by both chambers, then vetoed by the governor and finally passed when two-thirds of the Senate and then two-thirds of the House voted to override Brownback's veto. Brownback vetoed the legislation but, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate quickly overrode the veto. "They just kept going and kept pressure on legislators, and I think that is one of the reasons the conservatives chose to vote for this package". Eighteen of 31 candidates in the House, including eight incumbents, also lost. The tide shifted during the 2016 election cycle as a collection of Brownback allies either declined to seek re-election or were defeated by centrist Republicans or Democrats.

"Legislators got an earful in town meetings, people emailed them; they kept the pressure up", Loomis said. "You had a red state going from fairly red to very red". "We'll have a real, live experiment". "It was really offensive to see that under attack".

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