Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman toured Wichita Area Technical College’s aviation center on Thursday and said he wants to make it possible for students to get guaranteed loans for short-term training programs that lead directly to jobs.
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer would not answer questions Tuesday about a third loan he made to his campaign with Gov. Sam Brownback. A financial disclosure filing Monday shows Colyer, a Republican, loaned Brownback’s campaign $500,000 in August – the third such loan Brownback’s running mate has made to the governor’s re-election bid.
Democratic challenger Paul Davis rallied with dozens of teachers Tuesday to bolster his argument that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has shortchanged Kansas public schools, while the incumbent’s supporters pushed back with data showing a rise in total education dollars.
The city of Wichita is now accepting applications for residents interested in serving on the 14-person citizens’ oversight committee that would oversee sales tax expenditures if the measure is passed Nov. 4.
U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.