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Math is Wrong on Kansas Migration

Following Kansas’ deep, damaging tax cuts, the state had a net loss of population to other states in our region and the U.S. as a whole, not the increase that Gov. Brownback recently claimed. The tax cuts of 2012-13 haven’t caused people in the region or country to flock to Kansas because it’s a low-tax paradise. No surprise there—Lower income taxes have little to do with why people move to a new state, research shows. In fact, most people move to another state for a milder climate, lower housing costs or for job-related reasons.

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