TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state's path to growth relies on education, family and a sound economy.
Brownback emphasized those themes Wednesday night in his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate.
The Republican governor said the recent cuts in the state's income taxes and other initiatives enacted under his administration have brought Kansas out of the Great Recession.
Brownback also said the budget plan he will release Thursday will include money to pay for all-day kindergarten and stable funding for higher education.
The Democratic response was given by House Minority Paul Davis, who said the policies of the Brownback administration in its first three years have put the state on the wrong path.
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