Kansas and Gov. Sam Brownback get another really bad report card

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.

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Videos

Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi gets called up

Kansas City Royals second baseman Raul Mondesi was called up Tuesday, July 26, 2016, after batting .304 for the Omaha Storm Chasers.
John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com
Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi gets called up 2:41

Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi gets called up

Bill Clinton recounts how he met and married Hillary Clinton 3:25

Bill Clinton recounts how he met and married Hillary Clinton

Royals catcher Drew Butera records final out in 13-0 loss to Angels 1:03

Royals catcher Drew Butera records final out in 13-0 loss to Angels

Rookies, quarterbacks arrive for Chiefs training camp 2:22

Rookies, quarterbacks arrive for Chiefs training camp