Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) reacts to word that a committee of the Kansas Legislature is working on a bill that would raise that state’s income tax on Missourians working in Kansas.
The Kansas action would be in response to a new Missouri law raising its income tax on Kansans working in Missouri. Blunt says he signed the bill that contained the tax increase because it was attached to legislation he wanted. The tax increase idea came about because of the Illinois practice of taxing Missourians working in that state.
Blunt believes a reciprocity agreement can be reached in which states like Illinois are hit … but states like Kansas are left alone. He inists he wants to work with the Missouri General Assembly to undo the provision or to correct it in some way so as not to penalize Kansas residents who work in Missouri.