Political, religious leaders to discuss intersection of faith and tax policy at Prairie Village forum

Kansas Center for Economic Growth Senior Fellow Duane Goossen will be part of a panel discussion on taxes and faith in Prairie Village Thursday.
Kansas Center for Economic Growth Senior Fellow Duane Goossen will be part of a panel discussion on taxes and faith in Prairie Village Thursday.

As Kansas legislators meet for what is expected to be a short veto session this week, an interesting panel of people who have been keeping a close eye on Kansas’s budget situation will hold a public forum at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village.

Former Kansas Budget Director Duane Goossen, Statehouse Blend host Sam Zeff of KCUR, and Kansas Interfaith Action Executive Director Rabbi Moti Rieber will discuss the intersection of religion and fiscal policy during a forum on “Taxes, Politics & Faith” tonight at 7 p.m.

Roeland Park City Councilor Becky Fast said she felt a close look at how these seemingly disparate fields related to one another was important.

“Recent Kansas budget-balancing plans have disproportionately impacted poor families,” she said. “We hope to bring faith voices together to educate, engage, and advocate to seek improvements that address the needs of vulnerable Kansans.”

The event is free and open to the public.