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To repeal or not to repeal

If it was dead-wrong to pass a temporary 1-cent sales-tax increase this year to balance the state budget and invest in transportation, as most conservative Kansas Republicans believe, why is it also wrong to repeal that tax hike once Sen. Sam Brownback becomes governor? Yet Brownback suggested Monday, while unveiling his "Road Map for Kansas," that he would not pursue a repeal if elected, focusing instead on a general-fund spending freeze and a reallocation of resources. Of course, forgoing a repeal also spares Brownback the pain of making gruesome cuts to education, social services and more.

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