TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Department of Revenue is mailing brochures to 146,000 business owners about state income tax cuts enacted earlier this year.
The mailings began Wednesday, just six days before the state’s general election. On Thursday, House Democratic Leader Paul Davis criticized Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration over the timing.
Revenue Department spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda says the mailings cost the agency $52,000 for printing and postage.
The tax cuts will exempt the owners of 191,000 Kansas businesses from state income taxes. Koranda says the brochures are designed to answer questions that Revenue officials frequently get from business owners about the cuts.
Koranda also says the mailings weren’t coordinated with the governor’s office. But Davis views them as electioneering.
The mailings were first reported by the Topeka Capital-Journal.