Four former Kansas governors rip Brownback
Four former Kansas governors, both Republican and Democrat, say Governor Sam Brownback policies are “destructive.”
In a shocking, bipartisan — and accurate — rebuke of Brownback, former governors Bill Graves, Mike Hayden, John Carlin and Kathleen Sebelius sent out a letter to Kansans on Friday.
That’s two Republicans (Graves and Hayden) and two Democrats (Carlin and Sebelius) joining forces to lambaste Brownback.
The letter announced a political organization called Save Kansas, “founded to educate citizens about Kansas public policy issues.” They included a balanced tax policy, quality educational opportunity and judicial impartiality.
The four ex-governors released the letter on the same day the Legislature was desperately trying to find a way to keep public schools open with a constitutional funding plan.
Essentially, the letter is a call to arms for Kansans to throw out some of the ultra-conservative Republican lawmakers who have supported Brownback’s reckless income tax cuts starting in 2012 and going all the way through the 2016 session.