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Brownback tax cut law produces winners and losers, KU tax law professor says

Source: 
Lawrence Journal-World
Author: 
Scott Rothschild
Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Martin Dickinson, professor of law, spoke to about 100 people at a Douglas County Democratic party meeting about the tax cuts that Republican Governor Sam Brownback signed into law.

Rothschild wrote:

Martin Dickinson, a Kansas University law professor and nationally recognized authority in tax law, said Saturday the tax cuts Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law will benefit the wealthy, produce revenue shortfalls and possibly prompt gaming of the tax system.

Asked if the tax cuts would lead to economic prosperity, as Brownback has promised, Dickinson said the tax cuts were pushed by supply-side economists.

“Personally, I’m not much of a believer,” Dickinson told a crowd of about 100 people at the Douglas County Democratic Party meeting at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.