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Kansas Kills Trump-Like Tax Cuts in ‘Repudiation of Right-Wing Orthodoxy’

(COMMON DREAMS) Cake Johnson, June 10, 2017 — In a move characterized as a decisive rejection of a right-wing experiment that closely resembles the tax proposals President Donald Trump has touted for months, Kansas lawmakers overrode a veto by Republican Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday night in order to roll back existing tax cuts and prevent cuts that were scheduled for the near future.

“Congratulations to Kansas for voting to roll back outrageous tax cuts for the wealthy that devastated the state.”
—Sen. Bernie Sanders
Kansas Republicans have, for the last several years, been forced to contend with how the tax cuts—passed in 2012 as part of what Gov. Brownback called a “real live experiment”—have devastated the state’s public services, particularly education and healthcare.

As such, the lawmakers’ actions on Tuesday were, for many, worthy of applause.

Source: Kansas Kills Trump-Like Tax Cuts in ‘Repudiation of Right-Wing Orthodoxy’ | Common Dreams