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.
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.