The second in a series of Legislative Issue Meetings with the Saline County Legislative Delegation will be held this Saturday. The event is 8:30-10am, at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Visit Salina Annex, 120 W. Ash. The meetings are designed to keep citizens informed on state legislative activity.
Senator Randall Hardy, and Representatives Steven Johnson, Diana Dierks and J.R. Claeys have been invited to attend. The format of the meetings will consist of opening remarks from the legislators, written questions from the audience, and closing remarks from the legislators.
During last month’s update, the group touched on a proposal to adopt an internet sales tax that is based on the destination.
Representative Steven Johnson, District 108 explained the move is aimed at leveling the playing field for local stores who may be losing business to online companies who don’t pay the tax. Johnson says he believes the disparity is hurting the bottom line for businesses around the state.
Revenue officials project the measure would pull in anywhere from $30 to $50 million dollars in taxes annually to add to the state coffers.
The event is 8:30-10am, at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Visit Salina Annex, 120 W. Ash.
The final meeting is scheduled for and May 20th.
The meetings are sponsored by AT & T. They are free and open to the public.