Kansas’ strength is workforce, schools, roads

It was striking that Graham Toft, president of the Florida-based consultant group GrowthEconomists Inc., told Gov. Sam Brownback’s council of economic advisers last week that Kansas should rebrand itself by focusing on its high-ranking educated workforce, quality K-12 schools, robust roads and railways, and “roll up your sleeves” Midwest culture. In other words, some of the state services that have been jeopardized by Brownback’s reckless push to eliminate state income taxes.