LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Wichita Eagle: Lobbyist Wields Influence on Kansas Governor

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that email records show David Kensinger, Governor Sam Brownback's former chief of staff, continues to have influence on the administration even after he became a lobbyist.  The Brownback administration disagrees with that contention. The governor said in October he rarely speaks with Kensinger about policy.  The Wichita Eagle reports that it requested all emails between the governor's office staff and Kensinger since he left the administration in 2012. However, the administration cited several exemptions in withholding some emails and redacting others.  The emails show Kensinger was consulted on several matters, such as a bill seeking state control over federal health dollars.  Kensinger did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press Thursday seeking comment.


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)