Nebraska wants to lower its state income tax, and is using Kansas as a model – of what not to do. Rather than approve tax cuts without a plan for paying for them, as Kansas did, the Nebraska Legislature created a tax-modernization commission to carefully evaluate different options. “The lesson from Kansas: Don’t wade into the complicated swamp of state policy without thinking through the consequences on state services and other taxes,” wrote Paul Hammel of the Omaha World-Herald.
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