Sam Brownback’s secret plan to balance the Kansas budget*

Gov. Sam Brownback will have a plan to balance the Kansas budget. Just trust him.

Gov. Sam Brownback will have a plan to balance the Kansas budget. Just trust him.

*Caution: The governor’s plan — which he refused to discuss Tuesday — may or may not involve layoffs of state employees, may or may not require deep budget cuts to state services, may or may not cripple the Children’s Initiative Fund in Kansas, and may or may not be approved by the Legislature in 2017.

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The great Eric Greitens/GOP right-to-work jobs sham in Missouri

Still the best campaign photo of Eric Greitens doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with being Missouri's governor.

Still the best campaign photo of Eric Greitens doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with being Missouri’s governor.

Political neophyte Eric Greitens will take over as Missouri’s governor in January. One of his first orders of kowtowing to Big Business: Get aboard the GOP train to pass an anti-union, anti-worker, right-to-work law.

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Sam Brownback’s ‘Week of Reconciliation’ off to a shaky start

Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansans to reconcile, though it's not clear what that means to everyone.

Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansans to reconcile, though it’s not clear what that means to everyone.

Is Gov. Sam Brownback asking Kansans to forgive him for the horrible job he’s done in running state government? That’s one way you could take his decision on Wednesday to issue a proclamation declaring “A Week of Reconciliation.”

OK, yes, it’s actually more likely just a lame public relations effort tied to Thanksgiving. And many Kansans — thought not all — didn’t respond so kindly to it on Twitter and Facebook.

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