Outgoing governor decries underfunding of Kansas facilities
February 1, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Outgoing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state's prisons, hospitals and other facilities are in disrepair after years of underfunding.
Brownback, who was stepping down Wednesday to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, raised concerns last week after the State Finance Council approved a 20-year, $360 million building project at Lansing Correctional Facility, The Kansas City Star reports.
"Getting this new prison built is a big deal," Brownback, who became governor in 2011, told reporters. "We've got a series of state assets that have b...