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nraacct
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:18:37 AM

The House Taxation Committee introduced a bill Monday to redirect sales tax money from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund.

The Legislature passed a temporary 1 percent sales tax in 2010 as a stopgap to plug recession-driven budget holes. In July, 0.6 percent of the hike is scheduled to expire. Four-tenths of the increase is set to begin flowing directly to KDOT in support of the T-Works program created to build and repair transportation infrastructure over a 10-year period.

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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 4:00:06 PM

Throwing a bunch of money into a general fund is an invitation for politicians to monkey with it.
kkimes
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 3:03:42 PM

"The House Taxation Committee introduced a bill Monday to redirect sales tax money from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund."

Can we just find that committee and string them up? That is the worst idea in the world. That is why Illinois is in such a crisis with their pension funds. The money that was supposed to go in there went into the general fund and got spent my our state congresscritters.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:28:17 PM

Transparent? YES. People complain about back room politics. Now they are complaining about open and above board politics.

Moral? ?? I guess so.

Should it be done? NO. There was a plan and a promise made years ago - keep that plan and that promise.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:19:33 PM

Is that really honest?
Snowball2013
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:09:11 PM

Probably for the super highway from Canada ti mexico
knutzAL
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:40:16 AM

what?
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:38:23 AM

this is exactly what got washington in our current mess
lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:06:10 AM

Lawyers are liars.
werich44
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:34:20 AM

As doctor Carrington said from the 1954 film The Thing, "the mind boggles".
masker5900
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:28:30 AM

Typical
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:22:57 AM

The state legislatures pass tax bills. They can change them however they want. Past experience shows there is no requirement for politicians to be 'honest.' What an oxymoron that would be.
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