Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign responded Friday to reports that Paul Davis’ plan for the economy would result in a 17% increase in income taxes for the poorest Kansans, those making less than $10,000 a year, and a net tax cut for married couples making over $200,000 a year.

The report was prepared by the nonpartisan, Kansas Legislative Research Department, which analyzed the impact on Kansans by implementing the Davis plan. The result from changing Kansas tax law would result in massive tax increases on the poorest residents.

“It is appalling that the one and only economic vision that Paul Davis has articulated is a 17 percent tax increase on the poorest Kansans,” said John Milburn, communications director for the campaign. “The effect of this so-called economic plan would be to make it harder for struggling Kansans to make ends meet and provide for their families. Kansans should be outraged.”

The KLRD analysis was requested by legislative leaders to learn the impact of the Davis tax proposal. The plan would require a change in state law.