Stephen Koranda is the Statehouse Bureau Chief for Kansas Public Radio.
Former Kansas secretary of state, Kris Kobach, lost his race for governor in 2018 and the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in 2020. He also advised former President Trump on immigration and voting fraud.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been nominated to a State Department post, ending his tenure as one of the least popular governors in the country.
The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.
From spanking children to denying service to gay couples, legislation in Kansas has been stirring up controversy. Some lawmakers argue their colleagues are drifting from the important issues.