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May 29, 1998


Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., believes federal taxes are so high that he's bringing a congressional subcommittee from Washington to Topeka for a hearing on the subject.

``All Americans are taxed too much,'' Ryun said. ``Small businesses in particular are targeted for unfair taxation.''

Ryun, a member of the House Small Business Committee, said he would host a tax, finance and exports subcommittee hearing on small business taxation at 2 p.m. Monday in the old Supreme Court chamber at the Kansas Statehouse.

U.S. Rep. Donald Manzullo, R-Ill., chair of the subcommittee, will preside at the hearing. The U.S. House is expected to debate modifications to the tax code this year.

Witnesses include Willie C's Cafe founder Bill Rowe, Topeka; Styers Equipment Co. official Paul Styers, Overland Park; former Independent Business Assn. executive director Roland Smith, Wichita; Teague Electric Construction official Pat Shelly, Lenexa; accountant David Allison, Topeka; Great Plains Ventures executives Susayn Brandes and Charlie Peer, both of Wichita.

Ryun, who is running for re-election to a second term, represents the 2nd District. He lives northwest of Lawrence, but his congressional district includes only a sliver of Douglas County.

-- Tim Carpenter's phone message number is 832-7155. His e-mail address is

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