To the editor:
Recently, Lawrence was touted as one of the more desirable cities in the nation for retirees. It is true that the city has much to offer senior citizens, but the aura might soon fade as a result of a seeming over-active appetite for spending by the local school board and an absence of any property tax relief by local and state government.
Kansas is one of the states that does not have tax laws that provide relief to seniors. I have written to Rep. Kenny Wilk, chairman of the House Taxation Committee, requesting that he initiate legislation to remedy that deficiency in Kansas, and will ask voters of the city and county, including those in my town of Baldwin City, to look with a jaundiced eye at proposals to issue more bonds for school buildings. The editorial in the Oct. 3 issue of the Journal-World makes a good point.