Brownback: Davis not credible on water issues

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback is promising to finish work on a 50-year water conservation plan for Kansas if he's re-elected this fall.

The Republican governor also said Democratic challenger Paul Davis has no credibility on water issues because he showed no interest in the subject as a legislator.

Brownback held a news conference Wednesday on a boat ramp on the Kansas River to discuss water policy and protecting the state's natural resources. It's the last piece of his re-election campaign platform. His administration is already working on a 50-year water plan and expects to roll out pieces of it next year.

The governor says his administration already plans to issue $20 million in bonds for reservoir dredging.

Davis campaign spokesman Chris Pumpelly did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to outline the final part of his re-election campaign platform, focusing on protecting the state's natural resources.

Brownback scheduled a news conference Wednesday morning at a Kansas River boat ramp inside Kaw River State Park in Topeka. He also planned a Wednesday afternoon event at Cheney Reservoir, west of Wichita.

The governor has been announcing the goals he'll pursue if he wins a second, four-year term. Previous announcements have covered the economy, education and resisting federal regulations.

Brownback calls his platform "Road Map 2.0," casting it as a follow-up to the "Road Map for Kansas" platform he outlined in 2010.

Brownback faces Democrat Paul Davis and Libertarian Keen Umbehr in the Nov. 4 election.

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