Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment : Planet Money A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.
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Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

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Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is in a tight election race Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Today on the show, a Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.

Also: Listen to a special driving through Kansas at night playlist.

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