Hensley names Holland to tax policy study group

Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, last week named Senator Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, to a tax policy study group formed by Senate President Steve Morris.

Sen. Tom Holland

Sen. Tom Holland

“I support President Morris’ call for a transparent, bi-partisan study group that will allow the people of Kansas to participate in discussions over future tax reform issues,” said Hensley. “Kansas taxpayers have the right to know how these reforms will affect their pocketbooks, and have the right to voice their opinions before members of the legislature.”

“Senator Holland has worked on a number of important tax issues affecting the state. In 2007, he introduced and helped pass changes to the homestead property tax refund program which has allowed more low-income seniors to qualify for property tax relief. He also successfully introduced legislation to establish the state’s first property tax deferral program for seniors,” said Hensley. “Senator Holland is a respected leader among his peers and stands up for the people he represents. He’s the perfect fit for this important study group.”

Senator Holland is Ranking Member of the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee. He is also a member of the Special Committee on Redistricting, the Joint Committee on Information Technology, the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, and the Interstate Cooperation Committee.

He serves the Senate’s 3rd District, which includes all of Jefferson County and parts of Leavenworth and Douglas counties.

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