July 1, 2011

King Sam and "It's almost like we're not in Kansas anymore"

The Kansas City Star, known for taking an independent stance in politics, has issued a scathing editorial about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback calling him King Sam and referring to policies and practices that make it feel as if Kansans "aren't in Kansas anymore."

Despite receiving budget approval from the Kansas Legislature, the Kansas Arts Commission was abolished in May with the strike of Brownbac's pen and line-item veto power. All five Kansas Arts Commission employees were fired.

Barbara Shelly, a member of the Star's editorial staff, wrote the op ed criticizing the Governor for using his office as a bull pulpit.

Read more here.