The Entire Population of Kansas Is About to Lose Its Liberty.

KANSAS CITY, Kan (Reuters) – While still unable to agree on a budget, Kansas lawmakers on Saturday averted a furlough of thousands of non-essential employees by passing a bill defining all employees as essential, officials said.

Republican Governor Sam Brownback said in a statement posted on his website that he will sign the bill so that state services can continue working uninterrupted.

Kansas averts furloughs for thousands of state employees, Kevin Murphy, Reuters, today

So all state employees in Kansas are essential. Who knew?

I dunno.  Sure sounds to me like big gummint.  Okay, well, I guess in Kansas these days, mid-sized gummint.  But still ….