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The Kansas Revolution Conservative Reform in the Sunflower State

Tuesday April 2016


In conversation with Troy Senik, Vice President, Policy & Programs, Manhattan Institute

In a 2015 column assessing the tenure of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, the Kansas City Star’s Steve Kraske argued that it was time to consider whether, “[Brownback] now ranks as Kansas’ most consequential governor.” And that was after just one term.

Since taking the oath of office in 2011, Brownback—former U.S. Congressman, Senator, and presidential candidate—has been reforming public policy in the Sunflower State at breakneck speed. Among his accomplishments: one of the biggest tax cuts ever enacted by any state; the reorganization of the Kansas Medicaid program; and what has been called “the most comprehensive welfare reform passed by any state in the country.”

Though progressives engaged in a nationwide effort to deny him reelection, Kansas voters awarded Governor Brownback a second term in 2014. And with nearly three years left in office, he shows no signs of scaling back his ambitions.

Please join us for a policy luncheon with The Honorable Sam Brownback, who will share the lessons he’s learned after five years as Governor of Kansas, as well as his vision for the future of the Sunflower State.