The mental health services provider in Wyandotte County announced staff reductions that it says are necessary because of losses in revenue and because Kansas enacted a 4 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements.
The downgrade of Kansas’ credit rating is the latest reminder of why next Tuesday’s primaries matter so much. Voters need to select candidates, especially moderate Republicans, willing to make the difficult moves required to stave off further financial ruin in the state. The decision by S&P Global Ratings was not a major surprise. But the responses by Gov. Sam Brownback and state Senate President Susan Wagle were disingenuous, to say the least.