A group of Republican legislators isn’t happy with the outcome of votes in the Kansas House and Senate last week. Both chambers adopted a tax plan that will increase income taxes on individuals earning more than $15,000 per year. The legislation also rolls back a small business tax incentive.
Calling themselves the Truth Caucus, the legislators issued a press release sharply critical of the plan.
“This week, liberal Republicans and Democrats voted to raise taxes on hard-working Kansans who are already struggling to make ends meet,” the release reads. “This massive tax hike unfairly targets low and middle-income families…Instead of living within its means, the Kansas Legislature decided to pass the largest tax increase in state history, which retroactively reaches into the pocketbooks of working families to balance its bloated budget.”
The Truth Caucus is a coalition of conservative legislators in the House and Senate. According to the release, its members seek to champion core conservative principles.
“Raising taxes without any effort to reduce spending is counter not only to Republican principles, but also to common sense,” the group’s release reads.