Legislature approves bill moving state to ‘flat tax’


The Kansas Legislature approved a bill overnight Thursday that moves the state to a single tax rate coupled with cuts in property taxes and an increase in the standard deduction.

In negotiating a deal with the Senate, the House agreed to a lower flat tax rate than what it first approved, which ultimately cost it support from Democrats.

The House voted 85-38 for a new flat tax rate of 5.15% while agreeing to . . .


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