Topeka Two days after Gov. Sam Brownback urged Kansans to report anonymously about waste in public schools, the administration on Friday launched a new website to report waste, fraud, and abuse throughout state government.
Secretary of Administration Dennis Taylor said he hoped the website will make "it easier for Kansans to report what they witness or experience when they interact with state government."
People can input their information anonymously or provide contact information if they would like to contacted.
On Wednesday, Brownback announced the establishment of a website where people can anonymously report their experiences with inefficient spending in the public school system to the Governor's School Efficiency Task Force. That brought a sharp response from some Democrats who said Brownback was trying to "demonize" schools instead of helping them deal with cuts in funding over the past several years.
The website seeking input on waste in all of state government was launched by the Officer of the Repealer, which Brownback established to identify laws, regulations and executive orders that are out of date, unreasonable and burdensome.
The office reviewed 650 suggestions submitted by Kansans, 37 of which have been repealed. The office, however, made headlines for not recommending repeal of the state law that criminalizes gay sex even though the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled such laws unconstitutional.
The new website for Kansans to submit suggestions on state government is http://repealer.ks.gov/ReportForm.aspx.