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Short notice for signing of such a big, historic bill

There was some confusion about when Gov. Sam Brownback would sign the drastic tax-cut bill before he did so Tuesday – strange, given the pride he supposedly takes in the "pro-growth" legislation. On Saturday night there was a premature report that it would be Monday in Wichita. A realistic-looking fake press release sighted Sunday on Twitter deepened the intrigue, wryly suggesting the bill signing would be Monday at Koch Industries as a sort of "thank you" for the Koch brothers' past political contributions to Brownback. In the end, did the administration give only two and a half hours' notice of the bill signing, and hold it at the Capitol, to avoid public protests?