Brownback stood alone in a ceremonial office at the Capitol while expressing regret that political muscle no longer existed to shield from repeal a state law exempting owners of more than 300,000 limited liability corporations and other business structures from the state income tax. They voted to end a five-year experiment with income tax cuts.
Kansas's moderate ascendance may portend problems for Republicans in Washington, where many in the party, including President Trump, are pushing to adopt federal tax policies similar to the ones Brownback has installed in Kansas.
Brownback's remaining legislative allies, like him, suggest that the tax increase will ruin the economy.
The bill, which the GOP-dominated legislature passed by overriding Brownback's veto on Tuesday night, will increase taxes for taxpayers of all income levels.
Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, said he is open to excusing commodity markets from the controversial border adjustment tax provision, and is open to input. He shared alarm that Kansas' two-bracket personal income tax system would be expanded with a new upper tax bracket and across-the-board surge in tax rates.
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Bill Hoagland, senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former Senate Republican budget expert, said Brownback's tax cut strategy, "didn't translate into the growth they wanted out there and didn't translate into the services they wanted.
I hate the bill, but we have to move forward as a state", said Republican state Rep. Dan Hawkins, who voted to override the veto.
"Historically", he said, "any time you vote for a huge tax increase there is going to be voters that are concerned".
Amid a gathering of supporters and media, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced his run for governor on Thursday in Johnson County, the wealthiest and one of the most populous counties in the state. The "Laffer Curve" sketched on the napkin illustrated a point at which higher taxes would supposedly hurt the economy enough to reduce the overall amount of revenue collected, while tax cuts could pay for themselves or even increase revenue.
The spending watchdog group warned that Trump's tax plan if implemented could push the gross national debt to 111 percent of GDP by 2027, higher than any time in US history. But far from proving to be an economic elixir, Brownback's experiment caused a steep drop in state revenues and a sagging job market. Judging by the state of Kansas, the answer is not as far as they thought.
That year, Kansas residents and businesses paid $700 million less in state taxes than the previous fiscal year.