A screenshot of the tweet sent out by Gov. Sam Brownback’s office Wednesday night. Courtesy of Twitter

Gordon owns property in both Kansas and Nebraska, but Royals spokesman Mike Swanson confirmed that he claims residency in Nebraska. Swanson said he was unsure of what Gordon’s tax responsibilities are in the state of Kansas.

Swanson also said that Major League players have to pay tax in every state where they play during the season, which means that Gordon would have to pay California income tax when the team played road games in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels.

Eileen Hawley, the governor’s spokeswoman, said that the governor’s office did not check where Gordon files taxes before making the post, but was trying to use his contract signing as a fun way to promote the state’s income tax policy.

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