Governor Sam Brownback touted job growth in Kansas as he looked back on his first six months in office. At a news conference today (WED), Brownback said more than 3000 new jobs have been created this year. He also pointed to his administration's efforts to streamline and reduce state government. Brownback says the state is headed in the right direction.Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon criticized Brownback's assessment and called it "misleading." She says the large economic projects announced in recent months were initiated under the previous governor.