Story | Nov 15, 2012 | 5:19 PM
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Story | May 13, 2014 | 9:00 AMTwo things jumped out at me in the article "Candidates for governor differ on economic plans" (May 10). One was the proposals by Republicans to lower taxes and state expenditures to increase over-all economic activity in the state and the statement by Jessica Cooper that "most small businesses pay income taxes, not corporate taxes." The first point stands out because there is evidence in states with Republican governors that this approach has not accomplished the stated goal and even hurt state economies, as for example those governed by Chris Christie (New Jersey) and Sam Brownback (Kansas). That is not to say I am for all taxes and expenditures, but certainly a meat-ax approach does not guarantee a positive outcome.
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Story | Jul 22, 2014 | 5:20 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup. It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...
Story | Jul 17, 2014 | 10:31 PM
To the editor: I usually find Michael Hiltzik's columns interesting and balanced in their perspective. Given that, I was disappointed to read his "gotcha" piece about Kansas' tax cut. ("How Tea Party tax cuts are turning Kansas into a smoking ruin,"...