Johnson, Wyandotte mayors chide legislature in open letter to residents: ‘Actions are hurting local communities and ultimately will hurt Kansas’

Mayors in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties have sent a strongly worded letter to their state legislators criticizing the Kansas Legislature for its “unbalanced” budget and interference in local control.

The open letter, which actually is addressed to citizens of the two counties, is under the signature of Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom as chairman of the Johnson and Wyandotte Counties Council of Mayors. …

The letter charges the Legislature with using a blanket dislike for “big government” to criticize all taxes and government. Local government and the taxes it raises pay for the services that citizens rely on everyday, the mayors state.

(Read more: Prairie Village Post)

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