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INTERVIEW: Governor Brownback Defends Tax Hike; Touts Kansas Job Growth

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is defending recent moves to raise sales and cigarette taxes in order to balance a state budget, which was hit hard by the governor’s signature income tax cuts in 2012.  Political reporter Steve Kraske, the host of “Up to Date” on KCUR Radio, spoke with the governor Wednesday.  In their interview, the governor argued that critics, including Democrats at the Kansas Statehouse, don't see the big picture.

That was Kansas Governor Sam brownback.  He was speaking with political reporter Steve Kraske, the host of “Up to Date” on KCUR Radio. 


KCUR-FM, 89.3FM, is the flagship NPR station of the Kansas City metro area. It is part of Kansas City Public Media and part of the NPR digital network. Licensed to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and located on the UMCK campus.