The Pittsburg Morning Sun newspaper has had enough and is calling on Gov. Sam Brownback and state budget director Shawn Sullivan to resign. An editorial last week charged that, in addition to a failed tax experiment that has resulted in large budget shortfalls, Brownback lied when he promised southeast Kansas that a planned widening of U.S. 69 would not be delayed. “Had a CEO in the private sector made a mistake of this magnitude, he would have been expected to resign,” the editorial said. “Brownback and Sullivan should. But we no longer believe they are honorable enough to do so.” – Phillip Brownlee
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