Topeka Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign a bill that contains his plan for luring people from outside the state into counties with declining populations.
Brownback's first signing ceremony is Monday morning in Belleville, followed by re-enactments of the signing in Colby, Wichita and Yates Center.
The measure designates 50 of the state's 105 counties as "Rural Opportunity Zones." Most of them have seen their populations drop in the past decade, some by more than 10 percent.
People who move into those counties from other states wouldn't have to pay Kansas income taxes from 2012 through 2016.
Also, the counties could opt to join the state in helping buy down new residents' higher education loans.