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Kansas media groups drop open records suit against governor

Three Kansas media organizations have dropped a lawsuit against Gov. Sam Brownback over his office's refusal to release records related to a state magistrate judge's appointment. The Associated Press, Hutchinson … Click to Continue ...

Kansas governor confirms he fired ex-commerce secretary

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office has confirmed that he fired the state Department of Commerce's top administrator in June partly over questions about agency contracts — an about-face after weeks … Click to Continue »

Democrats will delay Brownback vote over gay rights record

Senate Democrats will delay the confirmation of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador for religious liberty because of his record on gay rights. Democrats plan to force Senate Majority Leader … Click to Continue »

Senate panel backs Trump nominee for religious freedom post

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel narrowly approved the nomination of Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom despite complaints from LGBT rights groups over the Kansas governor's views on same-sex marriage and gender identity.

Senate panel backs Trump nominee for religious freedom post

The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. On an 11-10 vote Thursday, the panel … Click to Continue »

HRC Opposes Anti-LGBTQ Governor Brownback for Ambassador-at-Large Position

Today, HRC sent a letter to senators on the Foreign Relations Committee urging them to oppose Donald Trump’s nomination for the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback. “Given...Show More Summary

Brownback's policy director resigning from administration

Gov. Sam Brownback's policy director is leaving the administration next week. Brownback announced Brandon Smith's departure Thursday. Smith has worked for the Brownback administration for nearly three years. Brownback's office … Click to Continue »

Senator warns Trump tax plan looks like the policy used to destroy the Kansas economy

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The economic experiment in Kansas brought by tea party Gov. Sam Brownback cut taxes so significantly that the government spiraled into disaster. Jobs reports for the state have been horrible. The S&P downgraded the credit rating of the state twice and the results have been so humiliating,...

Kansas governor issues first pardon over 1994 theft case

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first pardon in almost seven years in office to a man convicted of felony theft as a college student in 1994. Brownback's office … Click to Continue »

‘Religious Freedom’ Ambassador Nominee Sam Brownback Won’t Condemn Executions of People for Being Gay: WATCH

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Sam Brownback, Trump’s nominee for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, refused to condemn executions of people for being gay and can’t give a good reason for rescinding an order as governor of Kansas which protected...Show More Summary

Sam Brownback Defends Anti-LGBT Actions At Hearing To Be International “Religious Freedom” Ambassador

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Wednesday defended his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Show More Summary

For Gov. Brownback, D.C. confirmation hearing offers reprieve from Kansas challenges

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback might be one of the most unpopular governors in America, but in a hearing room on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, his former U.S. Senate colleagues welcomed … Click to Continue »

Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential nominee is defending his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sam Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Show More Summary

Kansas governor made unpublicized trip to Israel in August

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback went on an unpublicized, eight-day trade mission to Israel in late August and early September that included a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The trip … Click to Continue »

Regents appointments headed to Kansas Senate

A legislative committee has signed off on Gov. Sam Brownback's reappointments of three members of the Kansas Board of Regents whose terms expired in June. Brownback reappointed Shane Bangerter of … Click to Continue »

Sam Brownback, governor of Kansas, heads for the exit

GOVERNORS of Kansas tend to love their job and rarely leave it early. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, dithered before agreeing to leave the governor’s mansion after Barack Obama asked her to lead the introduction of the Affordable Care Act as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Brownback OKs raises for unclassified, executive workers

Gov. Sam Brownback has authorized a 2.5 percent pay increase for unclassified state employees who in the executive branch who didn't qualify for salary increases approved by this year's Legislature. … Click to Continue »

The Kansas Republican Governance Experiment. Or Is That "Governance 'Experiment'"? Or Is That "'Governance' Experiment"?

Just look at this: Kansas is—in some strong sense—unbelievably loony. No sooner does Sam Brownback manage to plant his behind in the Governor's chair in Topeka, KS than does Kansas's share of American nonfarm jobs and people start to drop like a stone. Show More Summary

Gov. Brownback issues executive order for Hurricane Harvey

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued an executive order to help commercial vehicles headed to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery. The governor's order issued on Wednesday applies only … Click to Continue »

Not News: Kansas Under Sam Brownback Vastly Cuts Welfare Rolls

Since Republican Sam Brownback became the Governor of Kansas, the press has been salivating at the opportunity to declare his fiscally conservative policies a failure, to the point where they believe that their failure is an undisputed truth. Show More Summary

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