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Groups Call for Repeal of Kansas Income Tax Cuts

Associated Press - April 27, 2016 11:33 am

Groups that have been critical of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s income tax cuts are calling on Kansas legislators to repeal all of them.

The nonprofit Kansas Center for Economic Growth said Wednesday that its proposal could raise $1 billion a year in new revenue and permanently fix the state’s budget problems.

Officials from the center were joined during a news conference by organizations representing teachers, state government employees and construction contractors, as well as the CEO of the advocacy group Kansas Action for Children.

The state has struggled to balance its budget since the income tax cuts were enacted in 2012 and 2013 at Brownback’s urging in an attempt to stimulate the economy.

Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley called the groups “desperate to grow the government.”

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