The Midwest tax competition brewing between Oklahoma and Kansas is a perfect example. The first salvo in the battle against old-school, growth-sapping tax codes came from Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas when he proposed a dramatic reduction in that state’s income tax rates. It’s the first step in an overall goal of phasing out the income tax altogether. Meanwhile, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma proposed a plan to phase-out the income tax in her state over the next decade.
Two versions of Gov. Fallin’s plan passed the legislature, but unfortunately for Oklahomans, hit a snag in negotiations to iron out the details. …
This is a competition that Arizona ignores at its peril.