Kansas Tax Cuts Causing Fierce Debate in Missouri Legislature

Hoping to deter businesses and residents from moving across the state line, Missouri Republicans are determined to respond to massive tax cuts enacted last year in Kansas.

Lawmakers crafting the state’s budget concede that sharply reducing taxes could make their job harder. However, they insist the long-term benefits to Missouri’s economy warrant potential short-term budget hardships. Critics point out that Kansas’ actions have led to huge budget shortfalls and probably will lead to massive cuts in places such as education and health care.

Read more in the Kansas City Star

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