Democratic leaders in the Kansas Legislature say Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is trying to take undeserved credit for big highway projects financed partly through a sales tax increase he previously criticized.
Brownback had a five-city tour to highlight 36 projects that are a part of the 10-year, $8 billion transportation program enacted last year. His administration also launched a website where people can follow the progress of individual projects.
Democratic leaders noted that when Brownback ran for governor last year, he criticized Democratic nominee and state Sen. Tom Holland, of Baldwin City, for voting for the sales tax increase.