Kansas continues to trail the national average and almost all close-by states in the percentage of total job gains since early 2011, when Gov. Sam Brownback took office, which undermines the contention by Brownback and other Republicans that the deep income tax cuts they approved in 2012 would act as a job magnet for the state. That hasn’t happened, even while the lower rates have slashed tax revenues far more than once estimated. Investing in top-quality education and other public assets remains a better way to revive the state economy.
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