May 4, 2018
Topeka, KS — Kansas Center for Economic Growth Executive Director Heidi Holliday released the following statement:
“It’s now up to the House of Representatives to preserve sensible tax policy in the state of Kansas.
“In approving CCR for HB 2228, the Senate made a grievous mistake. The effects of federal tax reform are unknown; even the Internal Revenue Service is working on interpreting the law. Now is not the time to enact far-reaching tax policy that could strip vital revenue from state services for years to come.
“We urge House members to stand firm against this irresponsible, risky proposal. Kansas is only now recovering from years of failed tax policy, a process which will take years. Passing this bill would jeopardize that progress.
“KCEG simply urges lawmakers to wait. Over the past year, significant changes have been made to both our state and federal tax codes. Over the next year, we should track the effects of federal tax reform on Kansas taxpayers, returning next legislative session ready to examine the impact and possible legislation addressing it.”