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Falling Out of Step With Kansas’ “March to Zero”

Falling Out of Step With Kansas’ “March to Zero”

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 27 2015 6:44 PM

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.

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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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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.