A Democratic candidate for Kansas governor says the Brownback administration is bent on privatizing a key mental health facility.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has unveiled a proposal to build a new mental hospital at Osawatomie, which a Tennessee company would run.
But Kansas House Minority Leader Jim Ward says the agency should be exploring in-house options.
"This administration has a terrible history of privatization. Whether it be child support collection, DCF, KanCare,” Ward says.