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A TV advertisement debuting in November 2012 in Missouri features a girl asking how the state will respond to tax cuts taking effect in 2013 in neighboring Kansas, highlighting the most recent round in an economic development competition between the neighboring states. The ad was sponsored by a group calling itself Save Missouri Jobs. (Video screenshot of ad)

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Kansas’ economic strategy: As great and powerful as The Wizard of Oz?

Or should Missouri pay no attention to the man behind the curtain?

In a bid to generate more jobs and economic growth, many Missouri lawmakers would like to see the Show-Me State follow in the footsteps of Kansas, where Gov. Sam Brownback has put the state on what he calls a “glide path to zero” income tax. But detractors say Brownback’s plan will inevitably lead to cuts to education and jeopardize the state’s fiscal stability.

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Group starts ad in Missouri warning of Kansas tax changes

A girl in a new television ad wants to know how Missouri will respond to tax cuts taking effect next year in neighboring Kansas, highlighting the most recent round in an economic development competition between the neighboring states.

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