Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Local Articles of Interest, 14 August 2012

Brownback urges support for his tax overhaul
Kansas City Star
Sam Brownback, who delivered on a promise to exempt their profits from state income taxes starting next year. “That's a shot of adrenaline to the heart of this economy,” Brownback told a group assembled at Johnson County Community College. “That's ...
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INSIGHT KANSAS: Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war
Pittsburg Morning Sun
Tuesday's primary election wasn't simply a win for conservative allies of Governor Sam Brownback – it was a decisive victory in the biggest battle yet over the heart and soul of the Kansas Republican Party. The governor and his allies purged moderates ...
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Gov. Brownback, State Officials To Help Break Ground For Dairy Business
Sam Brownback will be joined by other local and state officials in Hugoton Thursday to break ground for the town's newest business, Kansas Dairy Ingredients. The plant will process diary ingredient and cheese. The $20 million project was announced in ...
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Kan. governor names new member to turnpike board
Dodge City Daily Globe
Sam Brownback has named the CEO of a Wichita construction company to the board that oversees operations of the Kansas Turnpike. The appointment of Mark Hutton to a four-year term on the Kansas Turnpike Authority Board was announced Monday.
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Accountants want quick legislative fix to flaw in tax cutting bill
Kansas.com (blog)
Sam Brownback signed into law earlier this year will make many business owners pay more taxes when they pay themselves back for investments they made in their businesses, Gary Allerheiligen, a Wichita accountant, told hundreds of business leaders ...
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Kansas.com (blog)

Brownback praises Paul Ryan as Romney's VP pick
Sam Brownback said during an interview with Greta Van Susteren of Fox News that Rep. Paul Ryan "has the only legitimate plan out there" for dealing with the federal deficit. He praised presidential candidate Mitt Romney for choosing Ryan to run as vice ...
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Buterbaugh appointed to another term on veterans commission
Winfield Daily Courier Online
Sam Brownback announced Monday that Winfield resident Jim Buterbaugh has been reappointed to the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs. Buterbaugh is a graduate of Southwestern College and a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served ...
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Paul Ryan starts working on convention speech
Sam Brownback and Senor worked for Michigan Sen. Spencer Abraham. Also working on speechwriting is Matthew Scully, who is traveling with Ryan this week as well, according to a Romney aide. Scully also worked in the Bush administration, but famously ...
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From the Wichita Eagle

Brownback and Laffer say tax cuts will drive growth in Kansas
by Brent Wistrom

OVERLAND PARK – Gov. Sam Brownback and his celebrity tax policy consultant, Arthur Laffer, said Tuesday that the income tax cuts Kansas lawmakers approved earlier this year will drive growth and make Kansas more competitive with surrounding states.

Laffer told more than 200 people at a small business forum at Johnson County Community College that there is a war among states over tax policy and that nowhere is that revolution more powerful than in Kansas. He said Kansas’ tax cuts and political shifts will produce “enormous prosperity” for the state.

“It’s not a left wing, right wing thing,” Laffer said. “It’s economics.”

Laffer said his studies show states with lower tax rates out-perform high tax states. He said it may not work every day of every week, but he said growth is consistently driven by low tax, low regulation policies.

He said it’s like smoking cigarettes – some people smoke everyday and die at age 97 without a trace of cancer. “But if you want good health I wouldn’t suggest you go out and start smoking,” he said.

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