Kansas Governor Brownback Elected Chair of the MGA Focuses Agenda on Poverty Reduction Strategies

Washington, D.C. – The Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) announced today that Kansas Governor
Sam Brownback was elected Chair of the MGA for 2015 and unveiled his agenda: Reducing Poverty and
Expanding Opportunities in the Midwest.
Governor Brownback’s agenda will focus on increasing regional discussions on poverty reduction. Despite the
globally recognized regional attributes of the Midwest, there are some in the region that are living in poverty.
States continue to lead on policies, programs and assistance for those in need. However, the complexity of this
issue does not allow for a one-size-fits-all solution. Fortunately, there are a lot of regional similarities and
opportunities for sharing best practices and discussing how to approach poverty reduction.
“I am honored to serve the region as Chair of the MGA,” said Governor Brownback. “Ours is a vital region, the
true heart of America, and I look forward to working with my fellow governors as we work to attract business
and grow the regional economy.”
More information on Governor Brownback’s agenda will be posted on
www.midwesterngovernors.org/chairagenda.htm. Please check back for more details.
Governor Brownback assumes leadership of the MGA from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Governor
Walker’s agenda focused on the regional supply and delivery infrastructure of propane. In carrying out this
agenda, the MGA convened a propane supply chain working group comprised of state government agencies and
propane industry representatives to better enhance consumer awareness and industry preparedness. The working
group met twice in person and engaged in twice-monthly conference calls to enhance regional cooperation.
These calls concentrated on individual sectors of the supply and demand chain, including transportation,
storage, cross-industry and outreach communications, federal and state assistance programs and data sharing.
More information on Governor Walker’s agenda can be found by visiting