Kansas oil and natural gas producers contended they already were paying a so-called mineral severance tax in the form of a 3 percent ad valorem production levy. But Gov. John Carlin said during a visit to Lawrence that the producers could afford to pay more, and should do so, through a formal severance tax imposed by the state. He was campaigning hard for legislative support on the controversial issue.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 9, 2006