By Ed Eveld
Kansas City Star
Democratic members of the Kansas House and Senate held a news conference Thursday at the Capitol to denounce Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget policies but offered few proposals of their own.
“Kansans are paying, literally, for the mismanagement of this governor,” said House Minority Leader Tom Burroughs, a Kansas City, Kan., Democrat.
Brownback on Wednesday outlined his budget proposals to close shortfalls in both the current budget and next year’s budget, partly by moving money from such places as the highway fund and a children’s program fund into the general fund.
Burroughs criticized Brownback for failing to adequately fund public schools and for lackluster job growth compared with nearby states.