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Sam Brownback's Kansas Tax Plan Would Hit The Impoverished Hardest

01/18/2012 08:47 am ET | Updated Mar 19, 2012

The numbers paint a stark picture of the haves and have-nots in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's new tax plan.

More than a half million tax filers -- earning less than $25,000 a year -- will pay an average of $156 more in income taxes under the governor's plan to overhaul the state tax code. By contrast, roughly 21,000 taxpayers -- making more than $250,000 a year -- will see an average cut of $5,200 a year in their tax bills.

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