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Polls Indicate Displeasure with Governor’s Tax Plan

A poll conducted recently by an organization called Public Policy Polling out of Raleigh, North Carolina shows that there are a significant number of Kansans who are uncomfortable with Governor Sam Brownback’s plan to phase out the state’s income tax.

The poll says 48% of voters are opposed to the plan. Included in that number, 68% of the moderates polled and 56% of the independent voters polled. The poll also indicates that 28% of the state’s Republicans are opposed to the income tax overhaul.

State Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon jumped on the numbers saying, “Kansans see through the fairy tale the Governor is spinning and understand his policies will hurt Kansas student, Kansas workers, and Kansas families.

Mitchell County Democratic Party Chair Matt Otte said Brownback’s predecessors left the state in pretty good financial shape despite a recession.
2-28-13 Otte CutIf you would like to check out the numbers for yourself, go online to A little over 1,200 Kansans participated in the polling.

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Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".