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Kansas a model of what not to do

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An editorial in the Lincoln Journal Star noted that Nebraskans have watched Gov. Sam Brownback’s “real-live experiment” with tax cuts and have been unimpressed with the results, which include budget deficits, education cuts and one of the lowest job growth rates in the nation. Meanwhile, they’ve noticed that Minnesota, which raised taxes on high earners, has one of the highest job growth rates in the nation, was able to invest more in early childhood education, and has a $1.6 billion budget reserve. “A sensible person would look at the results across the board and conclude that there is a sweet spot with just the right amount of taxation and regulation to produce a good outcome,” the editorial said. “And that Kansas is so far off the deep end that the sweet spot is no longer within sight.” – Phillip Brownlee

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