Testimony on Senate Bill 339
Senate Assessment & Taxation Committee
February 14, 2012
Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify. I’m Bernie Koch with the Kansas Economic Progress Council, a statewide not for profit organization of businesses, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and individuals.
Lowering taxes can be an important part of state policies to encourage economic development.
However, other factors that can be encouraged by government have been shown by respected empirical studies to be as important, if not more important, including investment in infrastructure and equipment; human capital and labor efficiency; continuing technological innovation; and reliable legal systems. [Read more...]