Missouri beware: Your governor is eyeing Kansas’ ‘tax cut experiment ‘ architect

A permanent tax cut could cripple Missouri’s budget in future years, threatening education, health care, public safety and a host of other essential services. 

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August 29, 2022 - 3:00 PM

This caricature of Arthur Laffer was adapted from a photo in the public domain available via Wikimedia.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has called a special session of the state legislature, asking it to consider permanent income tax cuts that would cost the state about $700 million a year, or more. 

The session begins Sept. 6, right after Labor Day. 

We urge lawmakers to approach Parson’s plan with extreme caution, and skepticism. A permanent tax cut could cripple Missouri’s budget in future years, threatening education, health care, public safety and a host of other essential services. 

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