After sitting on the sidelines since his veto of a tax bill in February, Gov. Sam Brownback this week re-engaged with lawmakers working on a solution to the state’s budget crisis.
He needn’t have bothered.
The Senate on Thursday rejected the “flat” tax bill that he was lobbying for by a decisive 37-3 vote.
“This is bad tax policy,” said Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee.