© 2024 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Kansas Senate Committee Amends & Approves Governor's Tax Plan

A Kansas Senate committee has approved Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to cut income tax rates.  But the committee chose to preserve four tax credits the governor wanted to eliminate, including a credit for people who invest in Kansas companies. Senator Les Donovan, a Republican from Wichita, chairs the tax committee.

“People think that they are actually worthy to keep because they end up putting more money back into the economy than they cost the state,” says Donovan.

The committee also removed a cap on state spending that was included in the bill. The legislation would have capped state government spending growth at 2 percent per year. The full Senate will now consider the amended tax plan.


As the Kansas News Service managing editor, I help our statewide team of reporters find the important issues and breaking news that impact people statewide. We refine our daily stories to illustrate the issues and events that affect the health, well-being and economic stability of the people of Kansas. Email me at skoranda@kcur.org.
KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and award-winning podcasts.
Your donation helps keep nonprofit journalism free and available for everyone.