Governor Sam Brownback took aim at Kansas courts, referenced state history and touted his administration's accomplishments during the annual State of the State address on Wednesday night.
Brownback also unveiled some of his legislative priorities as he spoke before members of the legislature.
The Governor held up what he says are the achievements of his administration over the last three years: building up state financial reserves and balancing the budget during the recession.
Gov. Sam Brownback has laid out his priorities for the legislative session. During a speech Tuesday night, Brownback made proposals dealing with taxes, the budget and more.
Brownback has proposed keeping a temporary sales tax increase on the books. Most of the 1 percent sales tax increase was set to expire later this year, but it would stay under Brownback’s plan.
Last year, lawmakers passed a cut to personal and business income taxes, and now Brownback is pushing for a further reduction in personal income tax rates, and eventually, eliminating them altogether.
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Brownback is expected to share his plans for balancing the state budget, which faces a projected shortfall of $267 million.