Gov. Sam Brownback may announce in his State of the State address Wednesday that he would like to keep some or all of the temporary sales-tax hike of 1 cent. "But that will not be enough to cover the shortfall, if the governor announces – as expected – that he would like to reduce the state income tax substantially 'to spur growth,'" wrote Kansas City Star columnist Steve Rose. "Our state leaders want to believe the fairy tale pawned off by economist Arthur Laffer (whom the task force has hired for $75,000), who is telling them with lower income taxes, Kansas will attract enough growth to offset much of the lost revenue. Laffer may be the only renowned economist in America who believes this bunk. If we cut or abolish our income tax, Kansans will pay for it, one way or the other."