Gov. Sam Brownback was correct in his State of the State address about how Kansas needs to see its population and economy grow, our editorial today argues. And it was great to hear him aim for an ending balance even more generous than the statutory requirement of 7.5 percent, to resolve to "stop digging" the hole that is the state pension system's unfunded liability, to take on Medicaid's rising costs, to advocate the state pay down its debt, and to call for repeal of the state's "use-it-or-lose-it" doctrine on water. But it remains to be seen how supportive Kansans will be of his proposal to cut individual income taxes, while also eliminating itemized deductions and several tax credits and making the temporary sales-tax increase permanent. As House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, argued in the Democratic response to Brownback's speech, many Kansans would sooner see their property taxes cut than their state income taxes, and they would like to see funding cuts to education restored.