TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback is easy to underestimate. ...
Brownback has rammed through massive income tax cuts, wiped away thousands of public sector jobs and cut spending for public broadcasting and social services.
He squeezed four state agencies into other departments. He handed the state’s Medicaid program, which provides health care to some low-income residents, off to private insurance companies. He’s taken thousands off welfare by rewriting the rules that once made them eligible for help.
The man is just getting started.