SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Former two-term Kansas Gov. John Carlin has started a website to share his concerns about the direction state government is heading.
The Salina Journal reports that one of the hottest issues for John Carlin is financing education. Carlin says companies locate in state where there is quality education. He added that it worries him that there is an appearance that the state is backing away from supporting public education.
Carlin, now 74, is teaching at Kansas State University. As a Democrat in a Republican state, the dairy farmer from Smolan said he built grassroots support before selling causes and solutions in Topeka, and that required many reaches across the aisle.
Carlin says that in many ways, “the public has been left out the last few years.”