May 2, 2013 12:00 AM

Eagle editorial: Sales tax has ripple effects

If Gov. Sam Brownback persuades the House next week to hang onto the higher sales-tax rate after June 30, he may avoid budget cuts to higher education, help offset last year’s income-tax cuts and further drive down the state income tax. As always, though, such action in Topeka could have ripple effects on local governments, including what it would do to their ability to use local sales taxes for local needs.

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