Kansas, Brownback average on job creation

Gov. Sam Brownback ranks No. 25 among governors for jobs created in their states since they’ve been in office, the Wichita Business Journal reported. The rankings were based on private-sector employment, which has increased about 4 percent since Brownback took office in 2011. It’s debatable how much influence governors have on job creation. Several of the states leading in job creation, including No. 1 North Dakota and No. 2 Texas, are benefiting from a boom in energy production.