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Brownback Pushing New Economic Development Proposal

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has unveiled his comprehensive plan for growing the state’s economy. The announcement comes one month to the day since Brownback took office. During the campaign, he pledged to have an economic plan on the table in his first 30 days. Brownback says growing the state’s economy will help solve the state’s budget woes.

Brownback has already taken some of the actions, including reorganizing economic development agencies. The governor is proposing two tax changes. He wants new tax breaks for business investments and income tax rebates to attract people to rural counties that are shrinking. The governor will also head a Council of Economic Advisors. Brownback says the group will coordinate economic growth efforts and hold economic development agencies accountable.

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