TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Several hundred people rallied outside the Kansas Statehouse against various Republican legislative proposals and some of Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s initiatives.
Wednesday’s event was organized by Kansans United in Voice and Spirit. Standing in a cold drizzle, the protesters spoke out against 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.