News releases by government officials are something akin to a "daily diary" of government agencies and administrators. They are usually short announcements of activities, programs, memorials, calls to action, appointments, bill signings or vetoes, funding availabilities or opinions on federal, local or international news events. They can be used to express approval or disapproval of legislation or court rulings. On a lighter side they can also promote the participation of government in cultural or social events such as book fairs, egg hunts, tree lightings and music festivals.
An avid researcher of political history is well advised to look through these seemingly ephemeral, newsy notices. They are often helpful in giving a sense of what government is about.
The Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library has press releases for three Kansas governors online:
The news releases are collected and added to KGI at the end of each year so we'll be adding Governor Sam Brownback's 2015 News Releases in January, 2016. The current media releases of Governor Brownback can be found at: