Governor claims income tax plan not related to higher ed funding in push for sales tax

We are deeply troubled by Brownback’s assertions that the income tax plan has nothing to do with the current struggle over higher ed funding. He claims extending the sales tax that is set to expire will solve the higher ed funding problems. We know that some legislators have agreed to support the sales tax extension but only if it is part of a deal to further cut income taxes, which will wipe out any budget gains from the sales tax increase. When the governor signed this massive tax bill last year, we knew that cuts to education would follow. The math just doesn’t work. Be very wary about claims that the sales tax extension will make everything ok, or that the governor’s economic policies protect higher ed or K-12 funding.

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