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Facing Republican wrath, Gov. Brownback fights for relevance

Gov. Sam Brownback once wielded enough power to bring state government into line with his conservative ideology. During his first six years in office, he ushered in large tax cuts, … Click to Continue »

Jeff Andersen named secretary for health and environment

Gov. Sam Brownback has named an insurance executive to be acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The administration announced Friday that Jeff Anderson will oversee environmental … Click to Continue »

Kansas attorney general nominates KanCare inspector general

The nominee to be inspector general for the state's Medicaid program would take a job that was left vacant for years by Gov. Sam Brownback's administration. Kansas Attorney General Derek … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor's budget has fellow Republicans in revolt

Departing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is counting on growing tax revenues from a strong national economy to pay for his proposal to increase spending on public schools, stoking an open … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Kansas governor promises extra $600M for schools

The Latest on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's State of the State address (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that the state phase in a $600 … Click to Continue »

Funding for Kansas schools key issue ahead of State of State

Kansas legislators are waiting to see what Republican Gov. Sam Brownback proposes on funding for public schools in his annual State of the State address. Brownback was scheduled to give … Click to Continue »

Awkward: Brownback Said He Was Leaving as Kansas Governor. He Hasn’t.

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Almost six months ago, Gov. Sam Brownback said he would be leaving for a Trump administration post. The appointment has been tangled up in Washington, leaving Kansas befuddled.

Trump Renominates Anti-LGBT Pol for Religious Freedom Ambassador

Sam Brownback's renomination is one of several problematic ones announced today.

Brownback Will Get Another Shot at Trump Job

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is going to get another chance to join the Trump administration, the Kansas City Star reports. “President Trump will formally renominate the Kansas Republican late Monday to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom… Brownback was [...]

His ‘Voter Fraud’ Panel Folded, Kris Kobach Turns His Attention to Ruining His Own State

Pity poor Kansas, which has suffered through two terms of Sam Brownback’s fiscal punishment, and now could wind up being misgoverned by Kobach.

Brownback names interim KDHE secretary, top medical officer

Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a Kansas Department of Health and Environment attorney to serve temporarily as its top administrator. Brownback's office said Wednesday that the new interim KDHE secretary … Click to Continue »

Brownback signals he is staying in office after Trump nomination stalls

The Kansas governor’s budget proposal expected next week will come from Gov. Sam Brownback, though he said earlier that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer had taken the lead in its development. … Click to Continue »

Brownback to provide budget proposal rather than Colyer

Gov. Sam Brownback will deliver a budget proposal next week, which indicates that he does not plan to resign as he awaits confirmation for an international appointment. Brownback previously said … Click to Continue »

Newspaper Calls on Brownback to Resign

The Kansas City Star called on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), who is still awaiting Senate confirmation to be the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, to resign: The job you’ve been waiting on might or might not materialize now, [...]

Gubernatorial uncertainty, prison unrest among top stories

The uncertainty surrounding Gov. Sam Brownback's departure after his nationally watched tax experiment came to an end was among the top 10 stories in Kansas in 2017. President Donald Trump … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor's nomination set to return to White House

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post is in limbo after the U.S. Senate failed to vote on confirming him before finishing its business for year, lengthening an … Click to Continue »

Brownback sees rolled-back Kansas cuts still shaping debate

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Outgoing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback argues his experiment in aggressive tax-cutting pioneered a national debate over helping small business owners that has influenced Congress and other states, even though his home-state lawmakers rolled it back.

Ambassador Brownback? As time runs short for Senate vote this year, he’s in limbo

Time is running out for Gov. Sam Brownback. The Kansas Republican is not yet scheduled for a confirmation vote in the U.S. Senate this week, and with just a few … Click to Continue »

Study finds after Kansas cut funding to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families — child abuse and neglect cases increased

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Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) has bankrupted the state of Kansas so bad that his own party has had to start raising taxes to save it’s credit rating from being downgraded again. A study done by the University of Kansas found that while Kansas cut the amount of time families could get cash...

Kansas' interim commerce secretary stepping down

Kansas' interim commerce secretary is stepping down, the latest departure from Gov. Sam Brownback's administration. Brownback on Friday announced Jordan's resignation. A replacement was not immediately named. Jordan is among … Click to Continue »

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