Sales tax – Gov. Sam Brownback says he hasn’t made up his mind whether to try to extend part of the statewide sales tax scheduled to expire July 1, 2013, to help balance the state budget. The governor is considering the option because he’s not certain how strapped for funds the state might be as a result of massive income-tax cuts he pushed through the Legislature earlier this year. He’s indicated that if the state needs the revenue, he could seek to extend the tax. A vastly better option would be for the governor and Legislature to acknowledge that they overreached with their income-tax cuts and to pare them back enough to ensure that the state has adequate revenue to meet its needs without extending the sales tax.