2 Anti-Tax Groups in Kansas Merging

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Two groups well-known in Kansas politics for
opposing tax increases and higher government spending are merging.

Joining together are Americans for Prosperity's state chapter
and the Kansas Taxpayers Network.

Americans for Prosperity has become active in lobbying the
Legislature and trying to shape public opinion in election years.

The network is best known for asking candidates to sign a pledge
not to raise taxes and for grading them on fiscal issues.

Their merger comes after the network's president, Karl
Peterjohn, won a seat on the Sedgwick County Commission. Peterjohn
had pledged to leave the network if he had won.

Americans for Prosperity's state director, Alan Cobb, said the
merger is a good fit because the two groups have worked together.