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Trump's budget does what Republican governors say they want—and that scares them to death

Republican governors have always had their own form of safety net. No matter how hard they’ve tried to muck up their state (see Brownback, Sam) there’s always the federal government to keep citizens from realizing the sheer ineffectiveness or active harm brought on by their policy. Show More Summary

Homo Economicus vs Homo Sapiens: Changing Behavior

Here is a sentence I never thought I’d write: Art Laffer is right. I refer specifically to tax incentives. Laffer was recently asked about the mess that is Kansas, and he responded by saying Governor Sam Brownback had the right idea in cutting taxes. Show More Summary

Republicans Keep Repeating The Same Tax Mistake

Bloomberg View: Republicans Keep Repeating the Same Tax Mistake, by Megan McArdle: It looks as if Governor Sam Brownback may be leaving Kansas to take up a job at the United Nations. Brownback’s critics, of which there are many, charge that having led his state into a fiscal crisis, he’s...

Kansas governor signs final disaster declaration on fires

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a final disaster declaration covering 20 counties following last week's wildfires that burned more than 1,000 square miles of the state. Brownback signed the … Click to Continue »

Possible change in governors not altering Kansas tax debate

As Kansas legislators debate raising income taxes to fix the state's big budget problems, they're not tying any of their plans to whether Republican Gov. Sam Brownback departs for President … Click to Continue »

Sam Brownback Might Not Be Governing Kansas Much Longer

President Trump reportedly will send the beleaguered Republican to Rome as ambassador to U.N. for food and agriculture.

Vice President Mike Pence pushing Brownback for job in Trump administration

Vice President Mike Pence has been pushing for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to land a job in President Donald Trump’s administration, according to sources. Brownback would not comment on a … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor's clout wanes amid talk he may take new job

Sam Brownback was once one of the nation's most powerful governors. He could ask fellow Republicans to slash income taxes and most fell into line. But With Kansas now struggling … Click to Continue »

Source: Brownback to Be Named Ambassador

At a time when Kansas is facing a serious budget deficit and a court order saying school funding is inadequate, Governor Sam Brownback may be preparing to leave the state for a job in Italy. A former high-ranking government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, tells Kansas Public Radio that Brownback will be named the next U.S. Show More Summary

Trump’s Plan to Starve the Global Poor Moves Ahead

Above: Republican Global Hunger Policy in Action Trump has named the only logical choice to work on world hunger: Sam Brownback. At a time when Kansas is facing a serious budget deficit and a court order saying school funding is inadequate, Gov. Sam Brownback may be leaving the state for a job in Italy. A […]

Brownback won't commit to staying until end of session

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn't committing to staying in that job through the end of the legislative session this spring. Brownback wouldn't comment Thursday on Kansas Public Radio reports that … Click to Continue »

Sources: Kansas governor Sam Brownback in talks with Trump administration about an ambassadorship

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is in talks with President Donald Trump’s administration about taking an ambassadorship position, according to sources close to the governor. No offer has been extended yet, according to the Kansas City Star’s sources, but the Republican...

Kansas' Brownback poised to jump to Team Trump

Kansans hoping to see their beleaguered governor, Republican Sam Brownback, clean up the mess he's made may soon be disappointed.

Three Miscellaneous Things

Here are a few miscellaneous things from my afternoon trawl of the news: Thing the first: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is in talks with President Donald Trump’s administration about taking an ambassadorship position, according to sources close to the governor. Show More Summary

Report: Kansas governor in line for agriculture job in Rome

A public radio report says Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be named to an ambassadorship in Rome representing the U.S. at United Nations agricultural organizations. The Associated Press could not … Click to Continue »

Brownback to Take Post In Trump Administration

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) will be named the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for Food and Agriculture, the Kansas City Star reports. “A possible appointment to the Trump administration for Brownback has been rumored since November, but the [...]

The Latest: Kansas governor warns dry weather will remain

The Latest on wildfires burning across the country's midsection (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state faces a few more days of dry, windy weather … Click to Continue »

Judges to Kansas Governor: Fund the Schools Already!

The endless fiscal crisis caused by Sam Brownback’s experiment in tax-cutting led the Kansas courts to order him to pony up more funds for education.

Kansas Court Orders Governor to Fund Public Schools

The bad news keeps piling up for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his radical budget-cutting experiment. The state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Republican governor and state legislature had—yet again—failed to adequately fund...Show More Summary

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