Kansas Experiment

Patrick Lowry for The Hays Daily News

Of course, nobody believes any of this will happen other than Brownback and his supporters. But others around the country are listening, paying attention and using the Kansas experiment as a model how not to cut taxes. Departments already were overhauled and streamlined during the first three years of Brownback's tenure. If there are more efficiencies to be found, then claims in the past had to have been exaggerated.

Still, the governor is clinging to the belief the promised "shot of adrenaline" to the state economy is still on the horizon. But judging how even other small-government GOP counterparts from elsewhere refer to the Kansas experiment, there is a growing contingency that simply doesn't believe that growth will appear.

We hope Kansas voters are listening -- closely.

Read the entire editorial at The Hays Daily News.

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