Kansas Center for Economic Growth: Brownback Tax Hike Doesn't Solve Budget Crisis

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“Every Kansas income group will pay more as a result of this tax increase, but it still doesn’t solve Kansas’ ongoing budget crisis,” said Duane Goossen, senior fellow at the Kansas Center for Economic Growth and former state budget director. “Kansas is draining over $800 million a year as a result of Gov. Brownback’s 2012 tax plan. The tax increase he signed today doesn’t even fill half of that gap. Until lawmakers finally tackle the root problem in a meaningful way, budget crises will be a permanent part of Kansas’ future.”

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