Between June 2013 and June 2014, Kansas saw its tax revenue fall by 11 percent. Why is Kansas still making so many tax cuts then, questions Howard Gleckman.
With a budget that is facing a $700 million shortfall, Kansas has set the stage for a perpetual budget crisis, Francis argues. Although lawmakers are trying to attract businesses to the state, the financial uncertainty and deficits Kansas will grapple with will undermine such efforts, he says.
Conservative Republicans have basically shut Congress down — preventing Obama from implementing tax reform, minimum wage hikes, and background checks on guns, Reich argues.
Months ago, several Republican governors proposed major tax reform plans, Gleckman writes, but by tax day, two of those governors had abandoned their tax reform plans. What happened?