Archive for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Brownback replaces former Gov. John Carlin on Bioscience Authority

April 3, 2012


— Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has replaced former Democratic Gov. John Carlin as a member of an agency set up to nurture bioscience companies.

Brownback announced the appointment Monday of Manhattan resident Lee Borck to the Kansas Bioscience Authority. He'll replace Carlin, whose term expired in mid-March.

Borck is chairman of the Beef Marketing Group Cooperative and Innovative Livestock Services, a farming and cattle-feeding company. Both have offices in Great Bend. His appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.

Brownback and some fellow conservative Republicans in the Legislature have criticized the authority's operations. Carlin has defended the agency and said he hadn't expected to be reappointed.

Carlin was governor from 1979 to 1987 and had served on the Bioscience Authority since July 2006.


guess_again 5 years, 4 months ago

Brownback: "its nutritious, and good for you."

C. Heston: "Soylent Green is people."

guess_again 5 years, 4 months ago

Brownback: "its nutritious, and good for you."

C. Heston: "Soylent Green is people."

Cait McKnelly 5 years, 4 months ago

Heck, half of the Republicans in the state house can't pass the purity test.

kansanjayhawk 5 years, 4 months ago

please don't pretend that you are concerned about the "Republicans"!

WilburNether 5 years, 4 months ago

OK, so let's apply your implied standard here. If it's wrong for a Republican governor to appoint a Republican, then it was also wrong for a Democrat governor to appoint the Democrat Carlin then, right?


Or are you just another hypocritical liberal?

Cait McKnelly 5 years, 4 months ago

Yep and come November BB is gonna find out what those consequences are.

kansanjayhawk 5 years, 4 months ago

liberal in Lawrence and conservative everywhere else...

KU_cynic 5 years, 4 months ago

Carlin was an ineffective apologist for shady former KBA CEO Tom Thornton. Can't vouch for the new guy, but Carlin just had to go.

JackMcKee 5 years, 4 months ago

maybe Brownback can waste another million on out of state accountants. Heck between bean counters and lawyers Brownie could pay for his tax cut.

who 5 years, 4 months ago

Yeah, and Sebilius was such a great steward of our money! Geez!

kansanjayhawk 5 years, 4 months ago

It is good see Carlin go. We need to make sure that conservative family values and a concern for economic development are put at the highest priority! The nanny-state liberals sadly cannot deliver the leadership we need in this area!

Armored_One 5 years, 4 months ago

Conservative family values... or, in layman's terms, no societal or legal rights for homosexuals, retracted rights for women...

At least two brain cells are firing, though, because the mass rejection of equal rights for equal citizenship isn't extending to racial differences.

All hail the might motto of family values. /sarcasm

lucky_guy 5 years, 4 months ago

Huh? The bioscience authority was setup to nuture bioscience companies. This is the definition of the nanny state handing out money to companies who will probably squander most of it. Since giving out money is what the authority does then I would think an educated liberal would be the best man/woman for the job. What do family values have to do with cloning organs and making DNA based pharmaceutical?

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