New Leaders of Kansas League Critical of State’s Tax Policy

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New Leaders of Kansas League Critical of State’s Tax Policy

 

TOPEKA, Kansas – April 29,2015 – Last weekend the League of Women Voters of Kansas elected co-presidents to lead the 750+ member organization.  The new leaders are Marge Arhens of Topeka and Carole Neal of Wichita.  In its 95th year as an advocacy and education organization, the League advocates only for positions which have undergone a two year member-led study.

 

Citing a tax position based on League’s 2013 tax study, the new co-Presidents call for a balanced and fair three-pronged system of state taxation which returns the use of the income tax to the 2012 level.

 

“The methods of taxation the legislature has chosen are against all standards of social justice, and threaten the common good of Kansas citizens.  When we fail to concern ourselves with basic human needs, and favor the rich over the poor, we fail as a state and as human beings,” said Ms. Arhens.

 

Ms. Neale added, “The League abhors the public policy choices the legislature has made which cause harm to poorer Kansas citizens and give financial gain to the upper 1% income group of our state. We disdain the lack of concern for those who struggle for enough to eat, for childcare, a safe residence, for education which could help them rise out of poverty and for medical care.”

 

The League of Women Voters of Kansas is a non-partisan, grassroots, volunteer and political organization with nine local Leagues across the state. The League encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  http://www.lwvk.org/

 

Contact:

Co-Presidents Marge Arhens, 785-232-1947, mrcpasw@gmail.com or Carole Neal, 316-259-7575, cadeneal@all.net

 

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