House didn’t support ending tax deductions either

At least two recent Wall Street Journal editorials, including one about the Kansas primary results, claimed that Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to help pay for a tax cut by eliminating many tax credits and deductions, including mortgage interest, was blocked by those darn GOP moderates in the Kansas Senate. The reality is that Brownback’s plan was dead on arrival in the Legislature. And it was conservative leaders in the House who didn’t wait even a week before releasing their own tax plan that kept key deductions and credits.