In 2012, the Kansas government passed massive tax cuts, which Republican Gov. Sam Brownback promised would deliver "a shot of adrenaline" to the economy. But the experiment did the exact opposite.
Gov. Sam Brownback
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said the 2012 tax cuts would deliver a "shot of adrenaline" to the state's economy. Instead, revenues crashed, spending cuts, borrowing and accounting tricks followed.
Legislators have rolled back a series of major tax cuts that became an example for conservative lawmakers around the country but didn't deliver the growth promised by Gov. Sam Brownback.
The election is drawing national attention, including a last-minute ad from President Trump. A closer-than-expected result could be a warning sign for the GOP of a lack of enthusiasm in the Trump era.
An estimated 300,000 Kansans could qualify for health care coverage, which comes as Congress debates replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Nick Fugate has a cognitive disability, but held a job and was independent for years. Then he lost his dishwashing job and learned there are long delays getting help he needs from Medicaid in Kansas.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax-cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.