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So they said


▪  “When people figured out they could create a business and filter their income through it and avoid paying taxes, who isn’t going to do that?” – Rep. Mark Hutton, R-Wichita, in a Bloomberg article headlined “Taxpayers Call Themselves Businesses as Kansas Tax Plan Founders”

▪  “Quite frankly, there’s still a lot of fatigue from last year and just talking about taxes will get you killed.” – Hutton again

▪  “The sun doesn’t shine so brightly in western Kansas.” – Rep. John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, noting that the majority of rural counties experienced a year-over-year decline in sales tax collections in July, August and September 2015