The Democrat running against Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach has released her tax records to the media, and she says Kobach should do the same. Former state Senator Jean Schodorf, from Wichita, released tax returns from the last three tax years. Schodorf wants Kobach to provide his tax documents to prove how much time he spends working on immigration issues that are not related to his job as Kansas secretary of state.
"Whether he's making more money in his private practice, whether it is just a part-time job. And I think it would put the issue to rest," says Schodorf.
A grassroots group called Women for Kansas is planning a public rally to open its "Taking Back Kansas" convention on Friday.
The group aims to unite women to defeat Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the November elections.
Speakers during the weekend conference include: a first-time voter, a representative from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, and independent U.S. Senate candidate and Greg Orman.
The rally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday near Century II in Wichita.
Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has unveiled some education goals he'll push for if he's reelected to a second term in office. Brownback says he'll aim for 60 percent of Kansas adults to have a college degree or technical certificate. As Stephen Koranda reports, the events in Topeka and the Kansas City area also touched off a clash over education funding.
Brownback touted funding increases during his time in office, specifically money targeted at technical education programs.