Gov. Sam Brownback has often pointed to Kansas City as a key testing ground of his tax experiment. Would the Kansas side of the metropolitan area, boosted by tax cuts, outperform the Missouri side? So far, Kansas has lagged significantly on job growth, Yael Abouhalkah of the Kansas City Star reported. During the 12-month period ending in March, the Missouri side of the Kansas City area added 11,900 jobs, for a growth rate of 2.1 percent, while the Kansas side gained only 1,700 jobs, or 0.4 percent. – Phillip Brownlee
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