Kansas: An online sale of sex toys could give Kansas a boost of revenue. The sale aims to help the owner of five adult stores to pay off a tax debt to the state.
The Kansas Department of Revenue seized items in July from the stores — operated by United Outlets LLC, under the name Bang — for failure to pay sales, income and withholding taxes of $163,986, spokeswoman Jeanine Koranda said. Two stores are in Topeka and one each was in Junction City, Wichita and Kansas City, Kansas.
Koranda said the assets have been released back to the owner to auction the property.
Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, used the auction to make a dig at Governor Sam Brownback, saying the Republican leader was “so desperate to fill the massive hole in the state budget caused by his reckless income tax cuts that the state of Kansas is now in the porn business.”