During a speech at the University of Kansas last (MON) night, Governor Sam Brownback touted a tax-cutting bill he signed into law earlier this year. The plan will cut personal income tax rates and eliminate income taxes for nearly 200,000 businesses. Brownback said that could help attract people and jobs to the state.
The Kansas Democratic Party blasted the plan before the speech. Chair Joan Wagnon said it would create budget troubles and hurt low-income residents by eliminating some tax credits. Around 20 protesters gathered outside the venue holding signs with slogans like “Who would Jesus tax?” One of the protesters, Margie Wakefield, is vice chair of the Douglas County Democratic Party.
The new tax plan takes effect in January.