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Tax Reform ?

Taxes is certainly on most everyone's mind, this time of year. Everyone seems to have a little difference of opinion on just how to 'reform' taxes. The issues vary by geography, financial position, priority of public needs, etc etc. Local, state, and national taxes must be included in the formulas and who benefits, who pays, and how it affects society is a very important part of the debate.

Manhattan, KS. Over 200 Kansans attended the Kansas Center for Economic Growth's Rise Up Kansas Rally at the Capitol building in Topeka on December 8th. The rally focused on rolling out a new tax policy for the state by reinstating a top income tax bracket for people earning more than $40,00 a year, eliminating business tax exemptions, increasing the gas tax, taxing Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) and lowering sales tax on food. It would formally end Brownback's "March to Zero" income tax commitment as a starting point in addressing the gaping $350-million shortfall in the current fiscal year (that ends in June 2017) and a projected $580 shortfall for the next fiscal year.
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