Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he passed this year on proposing some tax cuts he'd like to pursue to concentrate on boosting the state's economy by helping small firms and goosing business start-ups.
The conservative Republican governor's administration faces renewed criticism that the massive income tax cuts enacted this year favor wealthy business owners.
During an interview with The Associated Press, the governor said he focused on a relatively narrow set of goals for cutting income taxes because of their potential to spur economic activity.
He said helping small businesses is important because most Kansans work for firms with 10 or fewer employees and the state needs to form more new companies.
He said he'd like to reduce property taxes, but it wouldn't spur economic growth as much.