If private health clubs get tax exemption, the floodgates will open

"Let’s be clear. The reason a community provides public swimming pools, parks, tennis courts and programs is so that the general public has access to such amenities either free or at an affordable cost. This is what it means to serve the greater good."

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March 25, 2021 - 8:45 AM

We can see the headline now: “Community Rec program has unfair advantage; steals clients from private health clubs.”

That’s the argument Lynn Jenkins, yes, our former Congresswoman-turned-lobbyist, is wanting Kansas legislators to swallow.

Jenkins represents Genesis Health Clubs, a Wichita-based chain that is banking she can convince legislators to excuse it from paying property taxes. 

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