FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 6, 2017
With bipartisan support, Kansas Legislature passes comprehensive tax reform
After weeks of debating various proposals, the Kansas Legislature passed comprehensive tax reform on the 108th day of the 2017 Legislative Session. By reversing the “March to Zero,” closing the LLC loophole, and reinstating a stable, three-tier income tax structure, CCR for Senate Bill 30 ends the most harmful provisions of the Governor’s failed tax experiment.
“We knew from the beginning that not everything could be accomplished in one session,” said KCEG Executive Director Heidi Holliday. “It’s going to take years to recover from the 2012 Brownback tax plan. Tonight’s vote is a crucial step forward to restoring fiscal stability to our state.”
Unlike the Governor’s signature tax plan, CCR for SB 30 is fiscally responsible, promotes economic growth, and doesn’t leave behind Kansans struggling to get by.
“Voters have been ready to rebuild a more prosperous future for the state,” said Holliday. “Tonight, lawmakers stood with their constituents, rejected the Brownback agenda, and ensured that Kansas could take the first step to fiscal recovery.”
CCR for SB 30 is a strong solution that will allow the state to once again invest in the programs and services that improve the health and well-being of every Kansan. To continue the path forward initiated by CCR for SB 30 – one that will restore stability to the budget, repair the state’s fiscal health, and rebuild Kansas communities – lawmakers will have to take another bold step to ensure this tax plan becomes law.
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