Kansas lawmakers can’t find relief from taxing ‘adrenaline’ high | Local News | hdnews.net
TOPEKA — Persuasive numbers of Republicans in the Kansas Legislature grimace when asked about their 2012 vote in support of an ambitious tax overhaul bill that eliminated state income tax on business owners and aggressively reduced the personal income tax on Kansans.
It was a high-octane Statehouse moment when the GOP-controlled House and Senate sent the bill to Gov. Sam Brownback. It did away with Kansas’ upper income tax bracket and set what the governor hoped would be the foundation for making Kansas a zero income tax state.
Brownback celebrated signing of the landmark legislation May 22, 2012, by portraying it as a “shot …