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Rally Staged to Protest Brownback Policies

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More than 300 Kansans turned out in a light drizzle yesterday (WED) for a protest rally at the Statehouse.  Primarily, they were protesting policies being promoted by Governor Sam Brownback that they believe help the wealthy at the expense of middle and low income Kansans.  Jim McLean, of the KHI News Service, has more.


Here's the Associated Press version of this story:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A coalition of Kansas organizations is heading to the Statehouse to rally against various Republican legislative proposals and some of Secretary of State Kris Kobach's (KOH'-bahks) initiatives.

Organizers of Kansans United in Voice and Spirit predicted several hundred people from across the state would take part in Wednesday's event. They are concerned about proposals from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to change the state's school finance formula, income tax structure and social service programs.

The group is also concerned about Kobach's initiatives on voter registration and immigration. Kobach is a former law professor who helped draft tough immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona.

Last fall the group brought more than 300 people to the Statehouse for a similar rally against Brownback's policy proposals.

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