Sam Brownback on Local Issues
Republican Sr Senator (KS)
Plan future 3 millionth Kansan: education, farming, & water
The 2.9 million souls that call Kansas home cherish a way of life that honors family, values education and embraces positive change. In fact, by the end of this decade, for the first time in our history, Kansas' population will surpass three million
people. When that three millionth Kansan is born, what kind of state will we have built for her?
Kansans are decent. Kansans are honest. If you ask them what kind of state they want to build for our three millionth Kansan, they'll tell you:
Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Kansas legislature
, Jan 15, 2014
One of the key pieces is education. We Kansans love our schools and they are great schools.
- I hope our three millionth Kansan gets to grow up in rural Kansas like I did. Our Rural Opportunity Zones [should be] expanded even more.
If the three millionth Kansan is to stay and build a life here then we must leave her a state with access to our lifeblood, water. And we are expending the liquid capital of our state.
- We owe our three millionth Kansan a safe state.
ROZes: Rural Opportunity Zones with income tax waiver
Growing the Kansas economy is my first priority. We must take bold steps today to create economic growth tomorrow. In saying this, however, let me be clear; we cannot government-program or borrow our way into a stronger state economy. We cannot hope for
the best and paper over the worst.
Rural Opportunity Zones, or ROZes, will provide a state income tax waiver for any individual relocating from out-of-state into any participating county that has experienced double digit percentage population decline.
Source: 2011 Kansas State of the State Address
, Jan 12, 2011
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