Kansas Repealer Makes Stop In Little Apple

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

Manhattan, KAN. (WIBW) -- Manhattan residents had the chance to speak their mind Tuesday about laws and regulations they’d like to see taken off the books in Kansas.

Dennis Taylor, the Kansas Secretary of Administration visited the Little Apple’s public library, representing the Office of the Repealer.

He’s been charged by Governor Sam Brownback with finding laws that are burdening and conflicting. Taylor will be touring the State of Kansas in the coming weeks to discuss proposed repeals and collect input from Kansans on rules and regulations they believe should be repealed.

Manhattan officials told Miller they’d like to have the law repealed that required them to submit their operational budget months before it is due.

“The concern that the city has had for sometime is that we are required to certify our annual operating budget to the county by August 25th. That’s a full four months in advance of the end of our fiscal year. We this that this dates back to a time when all tax bills were prepared by hand and delivered by horseback and now, in a technological age, we don’t think that that level of lead time is necessary. So we’d like to see that August 25th deadline repealed. We think that we could produce better, more informed budgets if we had additional time to do so,” said Manhattan’s Assistant City Manager Lauren Palmer.

“We’ve now been in 12 other cities last week and this week. We’re getting a number of different suggestions. We have 250 on our website as well and we will be putting a package together for the governor to consider,” Taylor said.

The Kansas Office of the Repealer will be touring the state and visiting a total of 24 cities over the next several weeks.

If there is a suggestion you’d like to make, visit http://repealer.ks.gov/.

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