The Latest: Kansas Senate leaders criticize Brownback plans

Four Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate have issued a joint statement criticizing GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's budget-balancing proposals.

The statement Wednesday criticized Brownback for proposing to increase taxes on wine, liquor, beer and cigarettes and for not agreeing to the repeal of an income tax break for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to freeze the state's contributions to pensions for teachers and government workers to help balance the state budget.

The state has been boosting its contributions each year to help close a long-term...
7 Published By - National News - 2017.01.11. 23:54
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