While repeating his vow to make Kansas a zero income tax state, Gov. Sam Brownback slowed the march toward that goal in his proposed budget unveiled last week.
In an attempt to close a $700 million budget gap, Brownback proposed speeding up the schedule for eliminating some income tax deductions. And he drastically hiked taxes on cigarettes and alcoholic drinks. If approved, Kansas’ new “sin taxes” would make those products much more expensive than in Missouri.
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