To the editor:
For those who read in the Journal-World about the state Legislature raising the refund on property taxes for those who qualify, it is a shame that the paper didn't print the table used to figure the refund and the percentages allowed (the Homestead Refund Percentage Table provided with the Kansas Homestead Claim Instructions - K-40H).
Fact is, the only people who get the full $600 as it is now are those who have $6,000 or less in reported income. The new $100 increase won't be of any help because the valuations on property go up and thus, the taxes also go up. Thanks, Topeka, for nothing.
The property valuations have to be frozen at some point, and Kansas already is 10 years too late for seniors.
The dim-bulb thinking in Topeka follows right down the river to Lawrence. We are being brainwashed into buying a $30 million library. The mayor, city manager and library board members are not thinking of Lawrence and its residents and taxpayers but rather a way to boost the construction in town and benefit a few developers who can't make it on their own.
Interesting that $6 million will build a retreat on 400 acres (that probably won't be taxed much either). Privately spent money seems to turn out a better bargain than public money.
We have never been told the truth about the public/private partnership at East Hills. Has the initial $750,000 the public bought the farm with been repaid?
The truth please?