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Senate vote puts Kansas at risk less than two years after end of Brownback’s ‘experiment’

The Kansas Senate has voted for dangerous changes to our tax system — yet again. Less than two years after a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers ended former Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax plan, many of the same voices that defended that failed policy are working to unlink Kansas’ tax system from the federal one.

Like the Brownback experiment, their vote for Senate Bill 22 is cloaked in uncertain fiscal projections. It would skew wealth in Kansas from everyday workers, teachers, and retirees to privileged executives and multinational corporations. Read more here.

Tax migration is not real! (A Twitter thread)

As the Kansas Legislature considers Senate Bill 22, policymakers have raised concerns about how the bill could affect the movement of individuals and businesses. Read more here.


Press release: “Senate bill would experiment again with failed tax policy.”
Infographic: “Pocket Guide to the Kansas Tax Experiment.” A one-page review of where we’ve been.
Editorial: “Kansas Senate just passed a reckless tax cut. Is it a sign of more disasters to come?”
Column: Topeka Capital-Journal writer says “income tax plan illogical.”
The bill: See the Kansas Legislature’s web page for SB 22 for bill text, a fiscal note and vote totals.


A FRESH OPPORTUNITY FOR KANSAS: SUPREME COURT EXPANDS STATE AUTHORITY TO COLLECT TAX DUE ON INTERNET SALES (read more at our blog)

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