Monday, October 18

Kansas and Oklahoma taxes

Patrick B. McGuigan at, comparing Kansas and Oklahoma:

OKLAHOMA CITY — In 2012, the Wall Street Journal designated Oklahoma the cutting-edge Heartland state, as Republicans appeared ready to phase out the unpopular state income tax.

Sooners lost that edge as Gov. Mary Fallin and legislators fumbled away the low-tax agenda in the closing days of the 2012 session, an epic fail.

This week, the Wall Street Journal detailed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s drive to turn his state into “Exhibit A for how sharp cuts in taxes and government spending can generate jobs, wean residents off public aid and spur economic growth.”

Continue at In tax reduction, Oklahoma moves from leader to follower.