Pray the flat tax is truly dead

Though Kansas Republicans never mentioned a flat tax while campaigning for office, the repressive tax emerged in the waning days of the legislative session with scant debate.



June 7, 2023 - 3:22 PM

Though Republicans were unable to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto, House Speaker Dan Hawkins promises to revive the unpopular measure. SHERMAN SMITH/KANSAS REFLECTOR

 The flat tax is dead. Long live the flat tax. 

That’s the attitude of Kansas Republicans these days. 

Having failed in their attempt to upend the state’s tax system in favor of high earners — Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed the bill in April — GOP leaders are now vowing another attempt in 2024. 

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