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TAXATION
Kansas Newspaper Clippings Index

2012 Legislative Session
January through May 2012

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, 2012.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

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


ARTICLES ON Taxation, January through May, 2012


Tim Hrenchir
One decade enough for tax
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2012

Andy Marso
Gov.'s tax plan nears
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2012


Scott Rothschild
Battle expected over Brownback's tax plan
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2012


Bartlett W. Ramsey
Letter: Taxes necessary
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012


Brad Cooper
Kansas Gov. Brownback outlines sweeping tax plan
Kansas City Star, 1/11/2012


Andy Marso
Brownback proposes income tax cut
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2012


Brad Cooper and Mark Davis
Brownback's tax plan hits home with end of mortgage deduction
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2012


Tim Carpenter
Legislature digs into tax package
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


John Milburn
Tax plans raise questions
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2012


Scott Rothschild
Tax scenarios under Brownback plan
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2012


Income taxes a first step [editorials]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012


Gene Mayer
Business execs laud new Kansas tax plan, but ag leaders seek more details
Salina Journal, 1/17/2012


Kathie Moore
Gov. Brownback seeks 16 percent tax hike
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2012 [Newsbank article]


Gene Meyer
Business execs laud new Kansas tax plan, but ag leaders seek more details

Salina Journal, 1/18/2012


John Hanna
Poor would pay more under governor's tax plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


Andy Marso
Jordan defends tax plan as concerns mount
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2012


Mary Clarkin
Plan would cut a check for the arts -Kan. House Republicans propose income tax return option for funding
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2012 [Newsbank article]


John D. Montgomery
Tax plan - Transparency of Brownback plan: Poor would pay more, rich less
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2012 [Newsbank article]


Brent D. Wistrom
Kansas House Republicans unveil their own tax cut plan
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2012


Andy Marso
Laffer: Tax plan could create 'state of prosperity'
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2012


J-W Editorial

Salary scale [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/19/2012


John Hanna
Economist: Plan would help poor
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board Advisory
Editorial: Tax proposal will be tweaked
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2012


Andy Marso
'Best anti-poverty' tax measure on chopping block
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2012


Mary Clarkin
Questions raised on severed minerals
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
GOP offers tax alternative
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2012


John Hanna
Analysis: Gov.'s PR effort fails with tax plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2012


J-W Editorial

Tax shift [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/22/2012


Brad Cooper
Mission "driveway tax" illegal, attorney general says
Kansas City Star, 1/24/2012


Associated Press
Kan. AG critical of city's 'driveway tax'
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2012


John Hanna
Gov.'s PR effort fails with tax plan
Hays Daily News, 1/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Sales tax numbers continue going up
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2012 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Center: Tax plan has unprecedented giveaway
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2012


Tim Carpenter
Patton presses cities, counties on taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2012


Brad Cooper
Sales tax holiday considered in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2012


Tim Carpenter
Lawmakers offering arts tax checkoff
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Ken Stephens
Groups hope to hold on to tax credits
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: State mandate not necessary
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2012


Chuck Engel
Letter: It's a duck
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2012


Associated Press
Tax refunds cut into Kansas revenues
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/2/2012


John D. Montgomery
Tax simplification- Lawmakers should use care not to eliminate worthwhile credits, exemptions
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2012 [Newsbank article]

Tax refunds cut into Kansas revenues
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Committee votes for boat tax amendment
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2012


Tax simplification [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2012


Jeanny Sharp
Gov. Brownback's misguided tax plan hurts homeowners
Ottawa Herald, 2/6/2012 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Opposition increases to Brownback tax plan, KPERS changes
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2012


Brent D. Wistrom
Lawmakers begin hearings on governor's tax proposal
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2012


Andy Marso
ALEC economist speaks on tax policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2012


Bob Wollin
Letter: Class warfare
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


John Milburn
Kansas income tax debate accelerates
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2012 [Newsbank article]


Jack Sossoman
Letter: Good legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2012


Nick Jordan
Lower income taxes would mean more jobs in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/12/2012


Bill Roy: Nothing fair about 'Fair tax'
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2012


Brad Cooper
Kansas tax plan creates questions
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2012


Scott Rothschild
Bill designed to raise disaster funds criticized as establishing hidden tax
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2012


Mark Saylor
Letter: Tax consumption
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2012


Aly Van Dyke
County receives $2 million from tax foreclosures
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012


Roxanna Namey
Letter: Spending tax dollars
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012


Andy Marso
Many weighing in on tax debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012


Martin Hawver
HAWVER: Whose tax cut looks out for you?
Ottawa Herald, 2/16/2012 [Newsbank article]


James H. Ransom
Letter: Eliminate income tax
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012


Brad Cooper
Alternative tax plan clears key Kansas House committee
Kansas City Star, 2/20/2012


Susan Estes
Hotel tax should not be used for private gain
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2012


Dave Helling
Laffer: Kansas, Missouri should go together on major tax reform
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2012


Bill Blankenship
Kathy's closed after assets seized for taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012


Jan Biles
Revenue secretary confident tax reform bill will pass
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


Andy Marso
Dems' property tax measure fails on House floor
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


John Milburn
GOP tax plan would only hike lowest bracket
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


Scott Rothschild
House Republicans rebuff Democratic property tax cut
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2012


Chris Hunter
Salina city manager says taxpayer group exaggerates pension numbers
Salina Journal, 2/23/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Tax policy is out of whack- income tax edit for feb 23
Salina Journal, 2/23/2012 [Newsbank article]


Brad Cooper
Amended Kansas tax plan increases burden on poor
Kansas City Star, 2/23/2012


Marlow Ediger
Letter: Concerned about tax plan
Newton Kansan, 2/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Gov pushes again for income tax cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2012


Jack Wempe
Keep tax facts in mind
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tax cuts [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2012


Rep. Joe Patton
Letter: Fight 'stealth' property tax hikes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2012


Shelley Dunham
No-tax not better
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Arts checkoff deserves support
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2012


James Jordan
Local legislators talk taxes at forum
Newton Kansan, 2/28/2012 [Newsbank article]


Melissa Schupmann
Public transit upgrade to be 'signature project'
Kansas City Star, 2/28/2012


Brent D. Wistrom
Kansas House reverses vote on property tax relief
Wichita Eagle, 2/29/2012


Steve Rose
Silent majority needs to stand up and be heard
Kansas City Star, 2/29/2012


Andy Marso
Parties squabble as property tax bill reversed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/29/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Buy the license
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/29/2012


Brad Cooper
Residency requirement could bring Kansas $2 million
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2012


Associated Press
State revenues show $29 million surplus
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2012


 

Scott Rothschild
Republicans undo 'trick' of tax relief
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2012


Jeffrey G. Locke
Letter: Support House tax bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2012


Scott Rothschild
Republicans, Democrats duel again over property tax relief
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2012


Andy Marso
Dems pushing property tax measure again
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2012


County opposes legislation
Parsons Sun, 3/6/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter and Andy Marso
House GOP seeks censure of Rep. Ward
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2012


Ian Cummings
Reardon hopes to bring property taxes down in Wyandotte County
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2012


John Milburn
Email urges Realtors to back Gov.'s tax plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2012


Hill City
KDOT seeks info on grass fire
Salina Journal, 3/7/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Partisan property tax debate continues
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2012


John Milburn
Real estate agents asked to back Brownback plan
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2012


Tim Carpenter
Hensley pitches property tax reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2012


Phillip Brownlee
Property-tax problem
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2012


Stu Butcher
Tax bills debated from both sides
Chanute Tribune, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


The News Staff
Chamber seeks meeting with Huelskamp to discuss tax credit
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Reno agency seeks tax exemption -Legislative roundup
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


Bill Wilson
Wichita real estate professionals oppose Brownback's tax plan
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2012


H. Edward Flentje
The no income tax gospel
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Topekan makes personal appeal for tax credits
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2012


Kathie Moore
Boiling the frog
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2012 [Newsbank article]


Brent D. Wistrom
House passes plan to cut income taxes, abolish sales tax on groceries
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2012


Jamie Willey
Legislators talk about taxes, other issues at chamber event
Parsons Sun, 3/13/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
House wades into tax policy reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2012


Jeanny Sharp
Tax season shows changed priorities for many residents
Ottawa Herald, 3/14/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
House tax bill vote incites war of words
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012


Martin Hawver
HAWVER: Statehouse distraction targets local taxes
Ottawa Herald, 3/15/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Star's editorial| Kansas House serves up a non-starter on taxes
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2012


Rhonda Holman
Tax-plan puzzle
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2012


John Milburn
Tax cut plan cheaper than thought
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate dips into tax hike on tobacco products
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


Dion Lefler and Brent D. Wistrom
Should Kansans pay taxes on food?
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2012


Scott Rothschild
Capitol Briefing: Removal of food sales tax debated
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2012


E.M. Mosiman
Letter: Tax reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Tax credit good for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2012


Phillip Brownlee
Shouldn't tax groceries
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate revotes on tax reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2012


Tim Carpenter
Governor: Tax cuts still key to growth
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2012


Tim Hrenchir
'Bed tax' receives support
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012


Mary Clarkin
More Rural Opportunity Zones could sprout
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2012 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Tax credits for private school scholarships defeated in House
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2012


Andy Marso
Brownback asks business owners to push tax plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2012


Scott Rothschild
Panel starts work on tax-cutting proposals
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2012


Scott Rothschild
Gov. confident Legislature will deliver on tax cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2012


Growing zones [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2012


Ken Stephens
Tax vote to be set; Nov. not necessarily a negative
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2012

Chuck Engel
Letter: A tax problem
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2012

Tim Hrenchir
TMTA: Higher permanent tax levy not needed
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2012

R. J. Rose
Letter: Taxpayer's observations
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012


Scott Rothschild
Brownback says public scared, ready for change
Lawrence Journal World, 4/12/2012


The Capital-Journal
BBB has ideas on how to spend tax refund
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2012


H. Edward Flentje
Sound out voters on taxes
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2012 [Newsbank article]


Esmi E. Deprez
Safest return imperiled as Kansas considers tax cut
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2012


Andy Marso
Food sales tax rebate going nowhere
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2012


John Hanna
Legislative negotiators agree on tax cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2012


Andy Marso
Anxious legislators weigh tax-cut deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


Andy Marso
Legislators await projections on big tax deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Tax-exempt properties get closer look
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2012


Brad Cooper
Lawmakers struggle with Kansas tax plan- Rosier numbers from analysts cause some to say action on the tax-cutting effort should be slowed down and reviewed
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2012


Sen. Anthony Hensley
Sen. Anthony Hensley: It's a tax shift
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2012


Scott Rothschild
Democratic leader says Brownback-endorsed tax plan benefits big business at expense of low income
Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Panel blocks tax abatement changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012


John Hanna
Tax reduction revised; deficit impact reduced?
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012


John Hanna
Analysis: Projections still soft on Kan. tax plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2012


Scott Rothschild
New study says proposed tax cut measure would benefit wealthy
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2012


Rhonda Holman
Be cautious on taxes
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2012


Andy Marso
Legislators outraged by tax debate machinations
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate bails on tax debate, House passes a bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2012


Scott Rothschild
Stakes high in Senate tax debate expected today
Lawrence Journal World, 5/9/2012


John Milburn
Gov: Tax cut plan would produce growth
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2012 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Lawmakers resume work on cutting taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Bad bill [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2012


Andy Marso
House throws down gauntlet in new tax talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2012


Steve Rose
Tax-cut legislation will be the end of Kansas as we know it
Kansas City Star, 5/16/2012


J-W Editorials
Tax standoff [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/16/2012


John Hanna
Lawmakers have new tax plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2012


Tim Carpenter
New tax bill may avoid quick budget woe
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2012


Tim Carpenter
Brownback to sign controversial tax bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2012


Tim Carpenter
Governor gives tax plan pep talk
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/19/2012


Bill Roy: A primer on value added tax
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2012


Tim Carpenter
Brownback signs large state tax cut
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


Mike Hall
Mike Hall: Eyes-glazing-over tax facts
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


Andy Marso
Tax cuts worry education advocates
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


Brad Cooper
Brownback signs big tax cut in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/23/2012


Jerry Siebenmark
Kansas small-business owners say elimination of income tax is a big help
Wichita Eagle, 5/24/2012


Scott Rothschild
Research group says Brownback's business tax cut will produce problems
Lawrence Journal World, 5/30/2012


Associated Press
Kansas revenues miss May estimate
Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/2012


Associated Press
May tax revenue $27M short of estimate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/31/2012


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