HUTCHINSON, Kan - Officials with the Kansas State Fair are concerned that misconceptions about a new state law could end up hurting funding for future capital improvements.
The fair's interim general manager, Bob Moeder, said he's hearing from exhibitors that fair-goers believe the state sales tax is higher at the fair. He said the sales tax is the same, but a state law allows more of the tax collected to be returned to the fair.
It's estimated that the tax generated on the fairgrounds will produce just over $400,000. The money is used to fund needed improvements to facilities.
Moeder said the more people shop during the Fair, the more money can be raised to improve the facilities for the State Fair and other events that are held on the fairgrounds throughout the year.