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In 2012, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas pushed reforms through the Legislature that included across-the-board income tax reductions. But rather than boosting the economy, the cuts caused revenues to plummet. Lawmakers now seek to close a $900 million budget gap over the next two years. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Kansas lawmakers watch an electronic voting board during votes on a bill to raise taxes and boost school funding at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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President Trump recorded a robo call for the Republican in a special election in Kansas, signaling potential trouble for the GOP. It's a race the party should have no trouble winning. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Kansas Legislature in Topeka, Kan., on Jan. 10. Lawmakers are considering whether to expand Medicaid, which Brownback opposes. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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As ACA Repeal Vote Nears, Kansas Debates Expanding Medicaid

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Nick Fugate (center) with his parents, Julie and Ron, has been adjusting to life on Kansas' waiting list to get life-assistance services through Medicaid. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Wait

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