Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Wichita recently to call on local legislators to support her 'Axing Your Taxes' plan, which would save Kansans more than $500 million in tax cuts over the next three years. The three-pronged plan includes a push to immediately 'axe the tax' on groceries and eliminate the state sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products; create an annual sales tax holiday for schools supplies; and cut taxes on social security for retirees:
"I am calling on legislators of both parties to support my plan and provide much-needed financial relief to Kansas families and child care facilities," Governor Laura Kelly said. "At a time when prices are on the rise, no family should still be paying state sales taxes on basic necessities like groceries and diapers. This plan creates real savings for all Kansans, including those who need it most."
The event took place at Child Start: Fingerprints Head Start, a childcare facility in Wichita, to emphasize the benefits of this plan for Kansas families. Governor Kelly was joined by current and incoming legislators, stakeholders, and Child Start staff and children.
"These early years are the most delicate for a young child's brain development, and so many of our families are already faced with significant challenges during these years. If we can eliminate some of those challenges by cutting taxes on groceries and diapers, our families can feel a little less stress," said Tanya Bullock, Executive Director of Child Start. "With less stress, families can continue their greatest role during a child's most vulnerable time and be there to create a safe and nurturing environment for that child to thrive in."
Tanya also shared that Child Start spends $10,000 per year on diapers, so eliminating the state sales tax would quickly add up to major savings.
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WCHS Forensics Team takes 3rd Place on Saturday, March 4th, at the Ellis Invitational! Jaren Rains and Evan Pearce placed 2nd in IDA, Claire Helsel placed 3rd in Extemp and 6th in Poetry, Lydia Fox and Zoey Gardner placed 5th and 6th in Serious Solo, Evan Pearce placed... [More]
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Top: Allan Hurlburt gives a presentation on George Washington during the 4th annual Cherry & Chocolate event. Bottom: Michael Johnson, Grand Master of Kansas Masons, presenting a 70-year pin to Ross Kutler of Greeley County.
The Kansas Bankers Windbreak Award is given each year by the Kansas Bankers Association cooperating with NRCS, FSA, Extension Service, Kansas State University, State Conservation Commission and the Wallace County Conservation District. The award is presented each year to stimulate... [More]
Michele Howell appeared in Wallace County District Court on Wednesday, April 7th in person via zoom meeting. Her court appointed attorney Justin Barrett, Colby opted not to appear with his client for her first appearance. Wallace County Attorney Charles Moser appeared on... [More]
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Skyler Jacob Adams Urban, Goodland Kans, transporting an open container, purchase/possession/comume by minor. Deferred adjudication, 12 months. Court Costs $108. William M Dysart, Jr., Weatherford, Okla, driving 82 mph in a 65 mph zone, Fined $87, court cost $108. Shane... [More]
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Catherine Elizabeth Capra, Pleasant Hill, Mo, driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, deferred, court costs $108. Justin Blake Meyer, St. Francis, Kans, liquor purchased by minor, nolo contendre, fined $200, court costs $239. Transporting an open container, guilty plea, fined $200.... [More]
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15 Years Ago (2008) The Strand Theater was showing “Alvin & the Chipmunks” featuring the voices of Jason Lee, Justin Long, and Jane Lynch. The following movie was “27 Dresses” starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. Kassie Weinland and... [More]
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25 Years Ago (1998) The Strand Theater was showing “Home Alone 3” starring Alex D. Linz. The following movie was “Disney’s Mr. Magoo” starring Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Bernice Jones would be honored with a card shower... [More]
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