For the first time, Americans for Prosperity Kansas has gotten involved in a local tax issue. The Topeka-based group, which as ties to Wichita’s Koch Industries, paid for a radio advertisement and sent a color mailer to Sedgwick County residents urging them to “contact your county commissioner and ask them to vote against the proposed budget and tax increase.” So why is AFP getting involved? Alan Cobb, AFP state director, told The Eagle editorial board that it was driven by local members — the advertising was by entirely by local businesses and individuals, he said — and because of the importance of Sedgwick County to the state. Raising property taxes on businesses and individuals is not going to create jobs, Cobb said.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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