TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A group representing small business owners has launched statewide radio ads in an effort to push Kansas legislators into keeping one of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s key income tax policies.
National Federation of Independent Business state director Dan Murray said Wednesday that the group doesn’t want lawmakers to roll back past personal income tax cuts to help balance the budget.
Lawmakers in 2012 exempted 281,000 business owners from personal income taxes as part of a larger package of reductions that Brownback pushed to stimulate the economy.
Some lawmakers want to rethink the policy because the state is facing budget problems. Republican Sen. Jim Denning of Overland Park said the law is flawed and needs to be revised.
The ads are sponsored by an NFIB political action committee.