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Kansas Lawmakers Fail to Override Veto on Flat Tax Plan


TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) – Kansas Republicans fell short on a veto override in their attempt to enact a flat tax on income. The plan would have set the income tax rate for all Kansans at 5.15%.

The override attempt failed by just one vote.

Democrat state Senator Jeff Pittman voted against the bill saying it could wreck the budget. “The underlying flat tax being proposed proportionally favors the wealthy in our state while our working class struggles with things like property tax,” he said.

The failure of the flat tax bill likely means no tax relief will be passed in Kansas this year, despite a budget surplus of $2 billion.