Governor's Experiment Wallops Rural Property Taxpayers

H. Edward Flentje in The Leavenworth Times

Property taxes are on track to increase by more than $400 million statewide during Gov. Sam Brownback’s term in office.  Brownback’s actions are pushing state obligations to the local level and moving the state and local tax burden from wealthy income taxpayers onto local property taxpayers.  Property taxpayers in rural jurisdictions across Kansas are bearing the primary burden of this shift, with tax increases dramatically higher than those in urban areas.

Read the entire editorial at The Leavenworth Times

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