A Democratic leader in Kansas is stuck in a familiar quagmire . . .
She's far too liberal for conservatives and not quite radical enough for the most strident progressive activists. The 'moderate' stance that sparked her rise to power now threatens to be seen as milquetoast.
Today's evidence . . .
Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly signed a Republican-backed bill on Monday that will thwart hard-fought efforts by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, to issue municipal IDs to residents unable to get legal photo IDs.
The UG's "Safe and Welcoming Act," which would have allowed undocumented immigrants to obtain municipal IDs, faced backlash from state GOP.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
The Democratic Governor signed the bill acknowledging that veterans, the elderly and people with disabilities will be adversely affected. She called on the Legislature to lobby the state's Congressional delegation to pass comprehensive immigration reform and allow the state to focus on state and local issues.