Kan. Gov. Says He lIkes Direction Of Tax Talks

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Sam Brownback says he's pleased with the direction of negotiations among Kansas legislators about cutting taxes, saying he sees the core of a plan he offered emerging.

Brownback told The Associated Press on Thursday that the key elements of any tax plan must be reducing individual income tax rates and exempting 191,000 businesses from income taxes.

A compromise plan has started to emerge from negotiations between the House and Senate over the final version of tax legislation. Three senators and three House members planned to resume their talks Thursday afternoon.

The governor said any plan that emerges also must not cause budget problems. Legislators didn't like elements of Brownback's plan that offset some of his cuts, such as eliminating tax credits and deductions.

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