Sharp Letter From Sebelius, Graves, Others Takes Aim At Brownback's Fiscal Policies

Jun 24, 2016

Four former governors have banded together to “Save Kansas” from Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters.

In a letter circulated Friday, former Govs. Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Graves, Mike Hayden and John Carlin urged Kansas Democrats, Republicans and Independents to band together “to regain our fiscal health and stop the calculated destruction of our revenue stream and our educational, healthcare, and transportation systems.

“Indeed, Kansans are waking up to acknowledge we’ve got many of the wrong people in state office. yet far too many citizens still don’t understand the issues. They’ll be vulnerable to misleading postcard campaigns and at risk of going to the polls and making the wrong choices,” the letter says.

The letter went on to ask for financial support “to help educate Kansas voters.”

It comes as state lawmakers in Topeka desperately try to avoid a school shutdown in an ongoing education fight with the Kansas Supreme Court.

Elle Moxley is a reporter for KCUR. You can reach her on Twitter @ellemoxley.