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Kansas Gov. Brownback signs $15.6 billion state budget

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a state budget for the next two years that will use a $1.2 billion income tax increase to fund government and schools, but he … Click to Continue »

Governor's veto blocks lottery vending machines in Kansas

Vending machine sales of lottery tickets in Kansas are being blocked by conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who vetoed a bill that had gained strong bipartisan support and declared that … Click to Continue »

Sources: Federal officials vetting Brownback for position in Trump administration

Federal officials are in the process of vetting Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for a position in President Donald Trump’s administration, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Two close … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor allows concealed carry bill to become law

Public hospitals, mental health centers and other health facilities in Kansas can ban concealed guns without expensive security upgrades after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback allowed a bill to become law … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor signs school funding bill; court review next

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure to increase the state's funding on public schools in response to a court mandate. Brownback acted Thursday on the bill, … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor to act on bill to keep guns out of hospitals

Gun-rights advocates and Kansas hospital administrators will learn soon whether public health facilities will have to upgrade security to keep out concealed weapons. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback had to act … Click to Continue »

What the Kansas Tax Cut About-Face Means

The tax cut that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback hailed in 2012 as “a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy” has been...

Kansas lawmakers' budget mandates reviews of prison project

Kansas legislators have included requirements in the next state budget for multiple reviews of a plan to build a new state prison before Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration can move … Click to Continue »

Kansas Republicans abandon Brownback; raise taxes over his veto

Kansas Republicans abandon Brownback; raise taxes over his veto Remember Kansas’s great tax-cutting experiment under Governor Sam Brownback? (Me, sarcastic?) As always in Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore La-La Land, cutting taxes leads to economic nirvana. Except when it doesn’t, and it didn’t in Kansas. I recently wrote about the idiocy of Investor Business Daily‘s […]

Kansas Republicans Whisper Safe Word On Brownback’s Rough Tax Discipline

Kansas Republicans in latenight makeout session with Democrats after breaking up with pervy Sam Brownback.

Financial rating agency revises Kansas' outlook to stable

A major financial rating agency says Kansas' credit outlook is stable after lawmakers overrode Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that largely rolls back the income tax cuts … Click to Continue »

Morning Digest: Leading voter-suppression warrior is running to become Kansas' next GOP governor

Leading Off ? KS-Gov : On Thursday, Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced he would run for governor to succeed term-limited GOP Gov. Sam Brownback in 2018. Since taking office after ousting an appointed Democratic...Show More Summary

Kansas allows for creation of 'common consumption' areas

Kansas will now permit the consumption of alcohol outside of bars and restaurants in new designated districts. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2rFbspR ) reports that Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Wednesday … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Democrats criticize Kobach as GOP nominee

Kansas Democratic Party Chairman John Gibson says the Republican Party would continue to endorse "the failure of Sam Brownback" if Kris Kobach becomes the party's next nominee for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whoShow More Summary

Kansas Republicans killed the state's disastrous tax cuts that look a lot like Trump's plan

The Kansas state legislature voted on Monday to raise taxes in an effort to reduce the state's massive budget shortfall. Republican Governor Sam Brownback — who slashed the Kansas business tax rate down to 0% in 2013 as part of the state's...Show More Summary

Kansas governor signs new abortion law with font requirement

Kansas will require abortion providers to give women more information about their doctors' histories and provide it on white paper in 12-point Times New Roman type. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback … Click to Continue »

Bipartisan! Kansas Legislature Overrides Brownback's Tax Cuts

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback pushed through a permanent tax cut for the rich in 2012. But after five years of massive deficits and a destroyed state economy, Brownback's policy turned out so bad even many Kansas Republicans voted to...Show More Summary

It's the end of the road for the GOP's big tax experiment in Kansas

The grand economic experiment on the prairie has ended. Kansas’ Republican-held Legislature delivered a stunning defeat to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday, voting to demolish his massive tax cut that led to massive budget shortfalls and sent Kansas into a political tailspin. It was a Waterloo...

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Signs Pro-Life Bill T at Will Save Babies From Abortion

Today, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed Senate Bill 83, the DISCLOSE ACT, into law. He told the assembled audience, “The dignity of life and the inherent right to life is shared by all people, both born and unborn. The complexities surrounding countless crisis pregnancies are many and varied. Too often women are led to believe […]

Brownbacklash: Kansas Legislators Override Tax Cuts

Kansas legislators Tuesday night repudiated the tax-cutting experiment that brought Gov. Sam Brownback national attention, with even fellow Republicans voting to override his veto of plan reversing many of the income tax reductions he's championed in recent years as a way to fix the cash-strapped state's budget. Show More Summary

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