A strong Kansas economy is built on a strong Kansas tax code, which is often referred to as the “three-legged stool”. I believe in fair taxes that include a balance of revenue from income tax, sales tax, and property tax.
With Governor Brownback’s 2012 tax experiment, the state had to become reliant on only sales tax and property tax; effectively, breaking off a leg of the stool. With the 2017 passing of Senate Bill 30 – a comprehensive tax reform package – lawmakers took a major step in repairing the state’s income tax structure and began to rebuild the broken leg of the tax structure.
SB-30 did close the “LLC loophole” and included a “phase in” of the Child and Dependent Care Credit. The state was in crisis for 5 years, so it will take several years to dig ourselves out of debt. We still have one of the highest food tax rates in the nation, and I will work to reduce that tax burden on individuals and families.