Politics & Government

Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan exempts lowest-wage earners from income tax, raises sales tax

TOPEKA – Seeking to break a logjam that has paralyzed the Kansas Legislature and $400 million budget hole, Gov. Sam Brownback offered a tax plan Saturday that leans heavily on sales tax while cutting income taxes to zero on the lowest-income taxpayers.

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A fun-packed festival

Ducking out of rainy mid-May a few years ago hasn’t spared the Wichita River Festival from getting all wet at times. But a little rain, or a lot, doesn’t get Riverfest down – and shouldn’t keep the crowds from coming out for the community’s annual go-to event.

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