The state’s largest teachers union on Monday said it would file a lawsuit challenging the recently approved school bill that repeals tenure rights for public school teachers, gives tax breaks for corporations that provide private-school scholarships and allows some people to teach without an education degree.
Margie Wakefield, Democrat for U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas 2nd District
Kansas Democrats filed two federal complaints Monday against Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, accusing her of violating ethics and election rules because a staffer also serves as an unpaid spokesman for her re-election campaign.
FACT CHECK: Governor Brownback boasts Kansas’ 4.8% unemployment rate.
What he fails to mention is that the average unemployment rate in Kansas for the past 38 years has been 4.8% - under both Democratic and Republican governors: Source
Leadership, Not Experiments
Once upon a time, Gov. Sam Brownback said that his grand tax plan would be a “shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.” It would create tens of thousands of new jobs, he said, grow the state’s coffers and “directly benefit our schools and local governments.”
Turns out, it wasn’t adrenaline the governor was pumping into the state’s vein, it was morphine and it has made the state, and its economic activity, lethargic and uninspiring.