Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback is on schedule to announce his economic growth proposal this week, his office said Tuesday.
Brownback promised to deliver a plan 30 days after his inauguration on Jan. 10.
He has been putting together policies and initiatives with his "economic growth team," according to Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag.
That team includes Brownback's secretaries of labor, commerce, revenue, agriculture and transportation, and budget director and policy director.
Brownback has said he wants to lower the state's unemployment rate and create more private sector jobs.
He has also called for a "re-setting our tax code." In his State of the State speech, Brownback said, " ... we need a tax code that encourages investment, income growth, and job creation."
One proposal that has been touted by conservative Republicans and the powerful Kansas Chamber of Commerce is eliminating the corporate income tax.
The state has undergone six rounds of budget cuts in recent years and still faces a projected $492 million revenue shortfall in the next fiscal year.
But supporters of cutting the tax on businesses say it will spur economic development.
A bill by state Rep. Gene Sullentrop, R-Wichita, would phase out the Kansas corporate income tax over five years. House Speaker Mike O'Neal, R-Hutchinson, supports eliminating the levy, saying it would send a message that Kansas "is open for business."