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Kansas lawmakers wary of projected school spending savings

Kansas legislators are skeptical of estimates for projected savings in spending on public schools included in Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposals. The debate over the numbers came as legislative … Click to Continue »

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback: We Must Defund Planned Parenthood

Sam Brownback was a passionate pro-lifer, both as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, so it came as no surprise that when he became Kansas’ 46th governor in 2011, his dedication to the cause of unborn babies was undiminished. Equally unsurprising is a letter of encouragement Gov. Brownback sent […]

Kansas House passes bill raising taxes to fix Brownback budget hole

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Kansas House on Thursday approved a bill raising taxes to plug state budget holes over the objection of Republican Governor Sam Brownback. The governor on Wednesday blasted the measure, which passed the House in a 76-48 vote, claiming it would “pummel the pocketbook of middle-class...

Kansas lawmakers test support for tax increases, borrowing

Kansas legislators are testing support for income tax increases opposed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and for internal borrowing he's suggested to help balance the budget. The House planned to … Click to Continue »

Kansas leaders want no change to bird species' status

Three top Kansas officials are asking the federal government not to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened or endangered species. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Attorney General Derek Schmidt … Click to Continue »

Republican Governors: Trickle Downers of the Week

(Photo: AP/Orlin Wagner) Gov. Sam Brownback waves to guests before delivering his state of the state address to a joint session of the Kansas legislature in Topeka, Kansas in early January.  O ver the last couple weeks, state governors around the country have unveiled their budget proposals amid political tumult. Show More Summary

Kris Kobach, Kansas's notorious secretary of state, mulls a 2018 bid for governor

Next year’s race to succeed termed-out GOP Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is only slowly coming together. So far, no notable candidates on either party have jumped in. Ex-GOP state Rep. and non-profit head Ed O’Malley has formed an exploratory committee, but he’s been out of office for 10 years and probably won’t be intimidating anyone. Show More Summary

The troubled ‘Kansas experiment’ goes to Washington

Would Gov. Sam Brownback, once House Speaker Paul Ryan’s boss and still fond of him today, relish the chance to remake Washington the way he’s overhauled Kansas with supply-side sensibilities? … Click to Continue »

Kansas Gov Sam Brownback: “Kansas is the Leading Pro-Life State in America and We Will Stay That Way”

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback proudly proclaimed his state’s dedication to protecting lives from abortion during a pro-life rally Monday at the state Capitol, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Kansas, recently named the second most pro-life state in the nation by Americans United for Life, passed several pro-life bills recently to protect unborn babies, including a ban […]

Kansas governor sets April 11 election to fill Pompeo's seat

Gov. Sam Brownback called a special election for April 11 to fill the south-central Kansas congressional seat previously held by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, with an already crowded field that … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Kansas governor seeks business, sin tax hikes

The Latest on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's budget and tax proposals (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to increase taxes and fees for business owners … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor to seek 'modest' tax increases to fix budget

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that he will propose "modest, targeted" tax increases to help close Kansas' serious budget shortfalls while strongly defending an income tax break that some … Click to Continue »

‘Like taking a payday loan’: Kansas lawmakers rip Gov. Brownback’s shady new budget plan

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s “experiment” in supply-side economics has been a disaster for his state’s finances — and his latest proposal to keep the government funded is getting panned by lawmakers in both parties. The Wichita Eagle reports that Brownback...

Here's a 6-Year Update on the Great Tea Party Wave of 2010

A few days ago I posted an update on how the Republican economic revolution was going in Kansas under Gov. Sam Brownback. Answer: not so great. But that got me curious: what about other states that turned red in the great tea-party wave of 2010? Not just a little red, but all red. Show More Summary

Brownback eager to see Trump repeat Kansas' mistakes

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's radical economic experiment failed spectacularly. So why does he want to see it duplicated at the national level?

Brownback Calls on Trump to Copy His Kansas Disaster

Wall Street Journal: Sam Brownback, the Kansas governor whose tax cuts brought him political turmoil, recurring budget holes and sparse evidence of economic success, has a message for President-elect Donald Trump: Do what I did. In 2013,...Show More Summary

Brownback Urges Trump to Copy His Tax Plan

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), “whose tax cuts brought him political turmoil, recurring budget holes and sparse evidence of economic success, has a message for President-elect Donald Trump: Do what I did,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “In 2013, Mr. [...]

In deep-red Kansas, even Republicans have had enough of Republicans

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

One bright bit from the 2016 elections is that there really does appear to be a limit to how badly you can screw up a state's economy before voters have had enough. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been testing the theory mightily during...Show More Summary

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Wants to Wreck the US Economy Too

Oh man: Sam Brownback, the Kansas governor whose tax cuts brought him political turmoil, recurring budget holes and sparse evidence of economic success, has a message for President-elect Donald Trump: Do what I did. ....“My critics, which are many, they only want to look at the budget,” Mr. Show More Summary

In Kansas, Where Republicans and Fiscal Woes Reign, Democrats Made Inroads

Democrats picked up 13 seats in the Legislature, campaigning against the tax-cutting policies of Gov. Sam Brownback and the risks for public schools.

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