Things are just getting started in Topeka as new Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly gets ready to give her first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Lots of curiosity in advance of the speech. How much new spending will she recommend? How will she fund a state Supreme Court order to put more money into schools? How will she balance the budget? Will she stop the ongoing transfers from the highway department to the general fund? What will her proposals be for addressing problems at the Department for Children and Families?
All that aside, let's take . . .