Brownback administration seeks input on proposed tax changes

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.

By Scott Rothschild

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