Gov. Sam Brownback said in 2013 that his tax policy in Kansas, which had been guided by a $75,000 contract with Reagan economist Arthur Laffer, could be part of “a red-state model that allows the Republican ticket to say, ‘See, we’ve got a different way, and it works.’” Now, as Kansas’ budget and state services suffer from the resulting loss of revenue, Laffer is sharing his supply-side, tax-cut gospel with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Laffer told BloombergPolitics that Trump is “going to make mistakes, but he’s going to do some great things, too, and I think you’re going to be very, very pleasantly surprised with a Trump presidency.” – Rhonda Holman
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