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The “March to Zero” Veers Off Course in Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback is trying to stamp out the state’s income tax. One journalist explores his family connection to the experiment.

Hero to zero? Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas.

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On The Gist, a look at how Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and fellow Republicans are scrambling to preserve the state’s troubled zero-tax policy. Our guest Chris Suellentrop made politics personal in his New York Times Magazine feature “The Kansas Experiment.” For the Spiel, what’s the matter with Kansas now?

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