Is Gov. Sam Brownback sure that Kansas should be like Texas? An annual report by the Texas Legislative Study Group lists some of that state’s poor performance measures, including that it’s first among states in the percentage of population uninsured, 50th in percentage of pregnant women receiving prenatal care in first trimester, first in amount of hazardous waste generated, 50th in percentage of population who graduated from high school, 47th in average SAT combined scores, seventh in percentage of children living in poverty, third in percentage of population with food insecurity, 44th in median net worth of households, and 50th in per capita state spending on mental health.
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