Details are coming from the Kansas budget director this morning after Governor Sam Brownback delivered his State of the State address in Topeka last night. After the speech, KCUR's Statehouse Blend Kansas podcast and the Kansas News Services' Jim McLean sat down with two freshman legislators to get a fresh take on the Governor's speech.
The Kansas legislative session is not yet two weeks old, but there are already signs of the change that many voters called for in the recent elections.
New legislative leadership and an aggressive group of newcomers are pushing back against many of Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal, which they say won’t fix structural problems with the state budget.
Message From Voters
From the earliest days of the campaign season it was evident that many voters were frustrated about the “budget mess” in Topeka.