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Brownback administration seeks input on proposed tax changes

December 12, 2011


Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is seeking input on its proposal to reform the state’s tax code.

Kansas Department of Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan Thursday will host public meetings in Ottawa, Emporia and Independence to get people’s opinions on taxes.

“I’m looking forward to hearing people’s comments from the southeast part of our state,” Jordan said.

The meetings will be held at the Ottawa Country Club from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; the Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Memorial Hall, Veteran’s Room in Independence from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Brownback said he wants to reduce the state income tax as a way to improve the Kansas economic climate.

Brownback’s office reports the governor will probably unveil his proposed tax plan during his State of the State address to the Legislature on Jan. 11.


kernal 6 years, 2 months ago

Well, hey now! Y'all know they're just goin' down there to do some chopper feral pig huntin'.

veggiegirl 6 years, 2 months ago

Are some kind of reservations required?

Jan Rolls 6 years, 2 months ago

Yeah that's right you lousy creep stay away from the big areas where all the population is.

Beth Bird 6 years, 2 months ago

What day? They have a time but no date? I will take off work to go ask questions.....

kochmoney 6 years, 2 months ago

Thursday, which would be the 15th, unless they mean Thursday next week.

pavlovs_dog 6 years, 2 months ago

If Brownie's providing the Vaseline, there will be sand in it.

kochmoney 6 years, 2 months ago

Nice of them to hold the meetings when most of the taxpayers are at work.

downriverdan 6 years, 2 months ago

Ah but that is what his proposal hopes to fix. Those folks who earn money at work will not have to pay taxes on it at the state level, unless they buy something with those earnings. So if the sales suck education health care and other state services suck. If people hoard their income in stocks and bonds and grow their own food (or hold a political fund raising dinner every night) they have no tax liability to the state.(and the state could perish from no income.) It is the greatest system that is ALEC approved, vetted, and soon to be implemented. Your corporations profits at work;-)

texburgh 6 years, 2 months ago

Now that it's finished you get the chance to provide "input" and Brownback gets the opportunity to ignore it while pretending to care. If it doesn't benefit the Kochs, it won't be part of any plan. See how his buddies in DC are willing to let the middle class payroll tax increase if it means protecting the billionaires' already lower effective tax rate? See how they are willing to trade your social security, medicare, unemployment benefits to protect tax cuts for the rich? What makes anyone think pols like Brownback give a poo what you think?

littlexav 6 years, 2 months ago

Do we even know what the proposed changes are? I browsed LJWorld but I couldn't find any articles more recent than October (when all we knew was that there was a "secret" tax commission).

Pernoctate 6 years, 2 months ago

Snowball and Napoleon are having a ball up in the farmhouse. Sound like people here have figured it out. They are dismantling the state. New austerity measures required.

kochmoney 6 years, 2 months ago

Some animals are more equal than others.

motercyclejim 6 years, 2 months ago

Thats why Im voting for Ron paul becuase he wont make us pay tax!!! every one should vote for Ron Paul!!

Richard Heckler 6 years, 2 months ago

The middleclass better grab their wallets one more time cuz Governor Brownback wants you to support those wealthy industry subsidies to the max. Corp America the most reliable source of fraud against government are best friends with the like of Gov Sam Brownback.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 2 months ago

"Brownback said he wants to reduce the state income tax as a way to improve the Kansas economic climate." I will be moving to a state that has no state income tax at the end of the year. But guess what? State property taxes on our new home (assessed at 80k) will be 240$ per MONTH! This is equal to half of the house payment, itself. (We are assuming somneone else's loan.) I almost fell off of my chair when I found that out. I think I would rather pay income tax. Bottom line, if they don't get it one way, they will get it another.

kernal 6 years, 2 months ago

Yep, "smoke and mirrors" by the Gizzard of OZ. I hope everyone who is for this concept understands that the cities and burgs of this state will likely have to institute income tax to continue some services that were paid for by the state. That's how it works in the states where there is no state income tax. We'll still be paying those taxes, but to a different entity. That will likely break some rural communities who are already struggling to survive. If those communities don't survive, there will also be an impact on the family farms. And the trickle down will keep on flowing.

Be very careful what you wish for.

Orwell 6 years, 2 months ago

Well, now we can be sure his closed-doors task force has finished its work - he's gotten around to pretending to get input from members of the actual public.

billbodiggens 6 years, 2 months ago

But, but, somehow input from southeast Kansas is absolutely essential to his plan!

billbodiggens 6 years, 2 months ago

However, I always thought of Emporia as being in the northeast quarter. Did the Gov also change the card in the Ship of State's compass?

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