TOPEKA (AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration projects that the revenue-raising measures he’s proposing this year to bolster the state budget won’t wipe out massive income tax cuts enacted last year.
Secretary Nick Jordan said Wednesday the new figures from the Department of Revenue show Kansans still will see a net decrease in taxes each of the next four years. The department’s figure for net tax relief is $392 million for the fiscal year beginning in July, with the projection growing to $528 million in the following fiscal year.
The department circulated the figures among lawmakers to counter arguments that Brownback’s plan this year represents a big tax increase. The department released its projections to The Associated Press before making them public.
Brownback wants to eliminate several big tax breaks.