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2008 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to TAXATION, January through May, 2008.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

January through May, 2008

Anton Menning
Chamber pushes sales tax reimbursement
Leavenworth Times, 1/11/2008

Scott Rothschild
Most Lawrence lawmakers support cigarette tax
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2008
James Carlson
Cigarette tax revenue source for majority of governor's plans
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2008
Jim Sullinger
Lawmakers seek end to tax feud with legislation
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2008
Jerry Siebenmark
Small businesses get break this tax season
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jerry Siebenmark
2008 special tax edition
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008
Dan Voorhis
Tax enforcer improves state's collections
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Steve Fry
Testimony focuses on tax deductions
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2008
Jim Sullinger
Kansas capitol notebook further tax cuts fade from agenda
Kansas City Star, 1/21/2008
Martin Hawver
A tax is a tax is a tax---even to fund health care
Junction City Daily Union, 1/21/2008
Martin Hawver
Word has power in Topeka
Hays Daily News, 1/22/2008
Tax talk is smoking
Kansas City Kansan, 1/23/2008
Jonathan Williams
An agenda for fiscal reform in 2008 [editorial]
Kansas City Kansan, 1/23/2008
Scott Rothschild
Proposed state cigarette tax would increase with inflation
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2008
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 1/25/2008
Associated Press
Republican River tax fight now up to judge
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpetner
Rebates to boost economy backed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2008
Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Solving the Kansas Missouri tax scuffle [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Business incentive ideas outlined
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2008
Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Missouri's back-door tax plan remains threat to taxpayers in Kansas, Missouri
Johnson County Sun, 1/31/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Government revenues getting creative [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2008

Jim Sullinger
House bill would offset property taxes for seniors
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Hall
Target request nixed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Jan. tax revenue makes up for Dec. shortfall
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Bill would lower taxes for Kansans working in Missouri
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/7/2008
John Hanna
Conservatives criticize carbon tax proposal
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/7/2008
Jim Sullinger
Increasing cigarette tax is up for debate
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2008
Tim Carpenter
Tobacco tax increase debated in committee
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2008
Scott Rothschild
House debates raising cigarette taxes
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2008
Jim Sullinger
Health groups, merchants sound off over cigarette taxes
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Kansas considers revamping job, tax credits for businesses
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2008
Associated Press
Mo., Kan. work on workers tax cut
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Company's missed deadline causes significant county mill levy jump
Hays Daily News, 2/10/2008
Garden City Telegram
Low levy, high revenues
Emporia Gazette, 2/9-10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Alan Cobb
Carbon tax should be voted down
Salina Journal, 2/11/2008
Jim Sullinger
Business tax breaks will cost states
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chad Lawhorn
Tax vote divides city, county, school leaders
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2008
A worthy subsidy [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger and Kit Wagar
Stimulus package hides a surprise
Kansas City Star, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Stimulus plan: Good or bad?
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Alan Cobb
Carbon tax is no compromise [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/13/2008
Chris Blank
Mo. House says Kansans should pay lower taxes
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/13/2008
Arthur P. Hall
A permanent economic stimulus for Kansas
Olathe Daily News, 2/15/2008
Joey Berlin
Emporians testify on tax-credits bill
Emporia Gazette, 2/15/2008
Mary Clarkin
Advice coming on tax collection
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Tax wars more civil tone [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2008

Now that's more like it [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/15-16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Arthur P. Hall
A permanent economic stimulus for Kansas [guest column]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/16/2008
Arthur P. Hall
Economic opportunity
Garden City Telegram, 2/16/2008
Mary Clarkin
Softening the stimulus act's sting
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Edie Hall
Salt museum should get sliver of sales tax
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Business groups are against bill
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/22/2008
Associated Press
Limits on bonds proposed
Manhattan Mercury, 2/22-23/2008
Deb Gruver
File a tax return to be sure you get a check
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
House leaders oppose bill to deny tax breaks
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Harley Heskett
Taxpayer, open your wallet
Emporia Gazette, 2/26/2008
Stephanie Farley
Plant's tax bill in limbo
Garden City Telegram, 2/26/2008
Scott Rothschild
De Soto packaging plant seeking tax incentives
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2008
Dion Lefler
Most should expect to pay more in property tax
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
County appraisal staff reaches for perfection
Hutchinson News, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Property values keep rising
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2008
Dion Lefler
Is your home appraisal fair?
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Valuation appeals used to be tougher
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Proposal for corporate tax cuts find favor in House
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2008
John Hanna
Panel endorses corporate tax bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2008
Associated Press
House committee endorses corporate tax bill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/8/2008
Associated Press
House panel endorses corporate tax bill
Chanute Tribune, 3/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Edie Hall
Tax freeze for seniors sparks local revenue concerns
Hays Daily News, 3/9/2008
Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers say Kansas won't offer tax rebate
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2008
Martin Hawver
Income taxes go up, but sales taxes decline
Junction City Daily Union, 3/10/2008
More cost, little benefit [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Ruling in tax fight may come this week
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kenny Wilk
Corporate tax package a positive step for state
Lawrence Journal World, 3/13/2008
Brent D. Wistrom
Lowering property tax has county's attention
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Property tax bill for seniors back on deck
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2008
Finn Bullers and Andy Hyland
Gardner grants tax break to bring in rail hub
Kansas City Star, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
State businesses may get tax break
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Corporate tax cut closer
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2008
John Hanna
House OKs stimulus package
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2008
Associated Press
House plans to vote on tax stimulus package
Junction City Daily Union, 3/17/2008
Tom Arnhold
Appraisal process needs new approach
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
House OKs tax relief for business
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
House passes stimulus plan
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
House plans to vote on state's tax stimulus package
Salina Journal, 3/18/2008
Michael Strand
State agents seize assets of John Miller
Salina Journal, 3/20/2008
Mary Clarkin
Revenue secretary: Exemptions eroding tax base
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Deb Gruver
Unclaimed 2004 tax refunds going once, going twice. . .
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Proposed tax cut wouldn't trim all bills
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
Residents uneasy about tax increase
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2008

Jonathan Williams
Good news for Kansas taxpayers
Olathe Daily News, 3/27/2008

The Capital-Journal
Tax prep owner convicted of fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2008

Jonathan Williams
Good news for Kansas taxpayers [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/29/2008
Eber Phelps
It's time for state to fix fixed incomes
Hays Daily News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Edie Hall
Great Bend voters favor sales tax over county's outcry
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Bill would give older homeowners tax break
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Terry Bruce
Views on property tax
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Hall
Goodyear taxes under discussion
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/11/2008
Chad Lawhorn
City optimistic as sales tax collections 'look great right now'
Lawrence Journal World, 4/11/2008
Kit Wagar
Many Kansans face tax hassle
Kansas City Star, 4/13/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Thousands report, pay out-of-state sales tax
Wichita Eagle, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Gas tax holiday would cost jobs [editorial]
Iola Register, 4/18/2008
Jim Sullinger
Property tax break for seniors faces obstacles
Kansas City Star, 4/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Big oil tax breaks divisive
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2008
Paul Wenske
Don't miss out on your $600
Kansas City Star, 4/29/2008
Thomas Koch
Lynn Jenkins
Leavenworth Times, 4/29/2008
Kit Wagar
Missouri restores Kansans' tax break
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2008
Brad Cooper
Filing tax returns online speeds refunds
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Missouri lawmakers pass bill lowering taxes for nonresidents
Kansas City Kansan, 5/1/2008

James Carlson
Lawmakers suggest tax exemption
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2008

Dion Lefler
City could trim property tax, raise sales tax
Wichita Eagle, 5/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Lawmakers tinker with corporate taxes
Junction City Daily Union, 5/12/2008

Tim Hrenchir
Speed festival funding OK'd
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2008

Tim Hrenchir
Budget meeting focuses on taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2008

Chad Lawhorn
City sales tax proposal gaining favor
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2008