When discussing job growth, Texas is usually the first state mentioned, and for good reason. Politico has written about Governor Rick Perry’s ability to poach jobs from blue states and a home for them in his red state. One famous example is Glenn Beck’s decision to move his Blaze headquarters from New York to Texas. Lost in all this Texas talk, however, is another miracle taking place under Republican Governor Sam Brownback.
At a recent Heritage Foundation panel discussing the book An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States, one of the authors, economist Stephen Moore, introduced Brownback to discuss how the governor's policy decisions were creating an economic powerhouse in Kansas.