Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is putting some pressure on Kansas Realtors, urging them to contact legislators to support the governor’s income tax proposal.
The proposal includes eliminating the home mortgage deduction, which the Kansas Association of Realtors has opposed since it was announced in January. The group thinks that would hurt an industry still struggling to recover from the recession.
The Associated Press reports that Chad Bettes, chief of staff for Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan, sent the email from his personal account to six real estate friends who are also members of the Kansas Association of Realtors. Bettes asked them to contact their legislator and told them what specific points should be mentioned.
The bill is still working its way through the Legislature.