HB 2023, otherwise known as “paycheck protection,” would prohibit units of government from automatically deducting funds used for political activities from paychecks. Currently, a unit of government can process automatic paycheck deductions that are then contributed to a public union’s political action committee. We believe our government should not be processing these types of transactions. [...]
TOPEKA, KAN. In light of Mondays scheduled visit from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official, the Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity reminds Kansans of the cumbersome regulations imposed by the EPA that are wreaking havoc on our state and nations economy.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is scheduled to speak Monday afternoon in Lawrence. Her visit to Kansas comes on the heels of the EPAs finalized Mercury and Air Toxics rule (commonly called the Utility MACT) being published in February. The rule requires coal- and oil-fired power plants to install expensive scrubbers or other equipment to reduce emissions of mercury, nine other metals, and three acid gases by 91 percent within three years. It has been identified as the most costly in U.S. history.
Last week, Wichita residents voted against big government, defeating a guest tax subsidy which would have amounted to roughly $2.25 million in guest tax revenues over the next 15 years. This success was due in large part to the work of Americans for Prosperity.
The Wall Street Journal published an article on March 6, "A Wichita Shocker: You can beat city hall."
"The elites are stunned, but they shouldn't be. The core issue is fairnessand not of the soak-the-rich kind that President Obama practices. One of the leaders of the opposition, Derrick Sontag, director of Americans for Prosperity in Kansas, says that what infuriated voters was the veneer of "political cronyism," WSJ said.
Join us for the Wichita AFP Chapter meeting at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Alford Branch of the Wichita Public Library (3447 S. Meridian). The group will be watching a portion of the updated and revised DVD series of Dr. Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose." Monday's meeting will feature "The Tyranny of Control," followed by a group discussion. For more information, contact Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator John Todd at email@example.com or AFP Kansas grassroots coordinator Susan Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tax Foundation has released a new study on business taxes, and what they have to say isn't good news for Kansas business owners. "Location Matters -- Business Tax Costs in 50 States," was released last week.
A look at this study shows why Kansas needs tax reform, and why our state government needs to stop picking winners and losers in the marketplace.