Capitol Update: Rep. Mari-Lynn Poskin wonders why lawmakers haven’t passed bipartisan food sales tax cut yet

"There is bipartisan support to eliminate the state sales tax on food, which is the second highest in the nation. Both likely gubernatorial candidates have called for it. This tax is regressive, meaning that it is a higher percentage of income for our lowest wage earners. One out of six children in Kansas face food insecurity," Rep. Mari-Lynn Poskin writes in this week's Capitol Update column.

Each week during the 2022 Kansas legislative session, we will provide Blue Valley area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol.

Below is this week’s submission from Democratic Rep. Mari-Lynn Poskin of Kansas House District 20, which covers parts of Leawood and Overland Park.