Kansas Politics - The Week In Review
With over a quarter of the legislative session completed, it's become clear that Governor Sam Brownback and his GOP allies will do whatever it takes to protect tax cuts for their special interest backers - even if that means raising taxes on working Kansans, cutting funding for high-poverty schools, or cooking the books.
It's also become clear that GOP legislators are distracted from producing legislation that helps all Kansans, working instead to protect themselves, push forward pet projects, waste taxpayer dollars on punitive government measures, or waste their own time trying to legislate college basketball schedules.
Here the lowlights of what Governor Brownback and his GOP allies are spending their time and your taxpayer dollars doing:
Here's one more piece for your consumption: the Democratic Governos Association graph showing how GOP governors across the country, including our own Sam Brownback, are raising taxes on lower- and middle-income citizens to give tax breaks to the top 1%.