May 31, 2017

Kansas House blocks crucial step forward for the state

On the 102nd day of the 2017 Legislative Session, the Kansas Senate passed comprehensive tax reform 26 to 14. Unfortunately, lawmakers in the Kansas House voted the bill down. “For five years, Governor Sam Brownback has continually prioritized his tax experiment over the good of the state and the will of its people – despite all indications of its failure,” said Kansas Center for Economic Growth (KCEG) Executive Director Heidi Holliday. “By voting no on CCR for House Bill 2067, legislators again rejected a viable pathway out of the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis.”

Last week, a similar version of CCR for HB 2067 was voted down in the Kansas House on day 98 of the session. “We’re now in overtime at the Statehouse,” said Holliday. “Unfortunately, lawmakers failed to take a game-winning shot. Legislators should continue to work together to seek a commonsense plan to repair the Kansas tax code and begin the state’s recovery.” 

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ClayRELEASE: Kansas House blocks crucial step forward for the state