Brownback, advisers abandon report of Kansas economy
Associated Press - September 25, 2016 8:32 pm
A top Democratic lawmaker says he is joining the crowded race to replace Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. House Minority Leader Jim Ward of Wichita announced his candidacy Saturday. He had named former Democratic Party chairman Lee Kinch as his campaign treasurer earlier this week.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s economic advisory council has discontinued a quarterly report that had been developed to ensure a timely analysis of the administration’s economic policies.
The Council of Economic Advisors, which is chaired by Brownback, will no longer compile and distribute a review of economic markers picked by the administration and championed as an accountability test of the administration’s economic vision.
The May edition was the last publication of “Indicators of the Kansas Economy.”
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://j.mp/2cTKfYI) that the group instead intends to focus on a U.S. Federal Reserve report that includes data on state, regional and national economic statistics that impact Kansas.