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Governor Unveils Economic Growth Plan

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today (THUR) unveiled his comprehensive plan for growing the state’s economy. 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. Brownback is also proposing a 5-year income tax rebate for people moving to rural counties that have seen significant population decline.

12 sec......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. The announcements come 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.

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