Kansas Democrats ripped Gov. Sam Brownback's income tax reduction proposal just minutes after the Governor's State of the State Address this evening.
The plan would “shift tax burden from wealthy corporations to thousands of Kansans on fixed incomes," Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, said.
The proposal calls for the elimination of the earned income tax credit. Rep. Nile Dillmore, D-Wichita, said that results in a $60 million tax increase for working Kansas families. He said Brownback has promised to cut taxes, reduce spending and increase reserves while also improving social services and other state services. He called that unrealistic.
"Does the word magic appear in there?" he asked of Brownback's message. "Well, it should."
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Democrats say their 14-point plan would reduce property taxes and make sure everyone, including wealth corporations, pay their fair share. They said Brownback's plan increases the gap between poor and rich Kansans.