‘Shot of adrenaline’ isn’t working yet

Forecasts of reduced tax revenue indicate that the state’s massive income-tax cuts aren’t yet acting like “a shot of adrenaline to the heart” of the Kansas economy, as Gov. Sam Brownback promised, our Friday editorial noted. And in other bad news for the administration, more than 50 Kansas counties are suing the state over millions of dollars in oil and gas taxes. Lawmakers have said that they will work to make sure the counties are paid in full. But Brownback officials are unlikely to release the money without a fight – especially if the state tax collections continue to disappoint.