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Brownback Doesn't Expect Delay of Tax-Cutting Bill

2-8-2012 Brownback editGovernor Sam Brownback at an event earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)Governor Sam Brownback doesn't think lawmakers will try to scale-back or delay the implementation of a massive tax cut in the coming legislative session. At an economic forum in Kansas City, Brownback was asked if he expects attempts to alter the tax plan he supported and  lawmakers passed earlier this year. He said that seems unlikely, given the victory of so many conservative candidates in this month's primary elections.

The plan will cut income tax rates and eliminate income taxes for around 190,000 businesses. Brownback and other supporters of the tax cut say it will provide a boost to the economy. In the coming year, Brownback says he expects lawmakers to consider additional changes to the state tax code.

The income tax cut is slated to start in 2013. Legislative estimates show the plan creating more than $2 billion in budget deficits in the coming years. Opponents of the tax cut say those deficits will require cuts to education and other state services.

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