When many of us talk about the Kansas economy, three industries get most of the attention: Agriculture, Aviation and Energy. Two of those have a big impact in the 110th District, currently oil prices are still low and that means a loss of jobs, and money which helps dive the economy from many supporting businesses. This also means tax revenues are lower, which means cuts or higher taxes to make up the difference.
Many farmers had the best wheat crop they have ever had this summer, but the price is now at below production which is causing real concerns for the coming year. We must continue to work on getting rid of burdensome regulation and have a fair tax system which provides for our basic needs and does not limit growth and opportunity.