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.
As of Oct. 14, the last day to register to vote before the midterm election, 27,131 people had signed up to vote but their registrations were considered in suspense. Most of them had incomplete voter registration applications because they had not yet proved citizenship.
More registered Republicans have cast early votes in Kansas than voters affiliated with other parties in the state, and GOP officials are trumpeting the data as a sign that Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts are headed toward re-election after tough races.
San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.