Report: Kansas governor in line for agriculture job in Rome

Gov. Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A former high-ranking government official says Gov. Sam Brownback may be named as U.S. ambassador for three food and agriculture organizations in Rome. It is according a to a report by Kansas Public Radio.

When KSN contacted the governor’s office, Brownback’s Communications Director Melika Willoughby said, “Governor Brownback is focused on working with the Kansas legislature to balance the budget and pass a modern school funding system.”

The report comes at a time when Kansas is facing a budget crisis and Brownback is trying to stave off tax increases supported by many in his own party. If he leaves, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer would become governor.

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