Grover Norquist—the president of Americans for Tax Reform and the man who for decades has served as conservatives' leading anti-tax zealot —had seemingly found his ideal politician in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. After Brownback was elected...Show More Summary
Embattled GOP Kansas Governor tipped two former aides off to plans for budget cuts, sales tax increases
Governor Sam Brownback's Jan. 15th State of the State address was short and disconnected from reality. He failed to acknowledge the Kansas Supreme Court members in the audience, setting the tone for his provocative speech. Interestingly,...Show More Summary
Pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback, with a backdrop of 40 pro-life legislators at Kansans for Life’s annual Rally for Life, said he was anxious to sign the newly proposed “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” The bill is the number one legislative priority for Kansans for Life. Approximately 1,500 rally attendees at the January 22 […]
An anonymous tipster called me on a burner phone, and directed me to a row of round hay bales in a field outside Topeka. "Walk down the row, and when you find a pile of manure, look for an envelope. I think you'll be very interested in what's inside." Curious, I pushed back a bit. Show More Summary
Storm system Brownback continues to ravage the state of Kansas unabated, and the next casualty involves some good old fashioned school austerity bombing. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed budget cuts about $127.4 million from state support to local school districts, according to a report released Tuesday by the state Department of Education. Show More Summary
It is extremely painful to watch what's happening in Kansas under Gov. Sam Brownback's wacky trickle-down economic policies. As someone once said, that's not money that's trickling down! Via Think Progress: Rather than retreat from the massive tax cuts that are crippling his state’s finances, Gov. Show More Summary
Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) proposal would save a few hundred million now and make Kansas' bills about $4 billion bigger down the line. The post The Governor Of Kansas Is Proposing A Budget ‘Fix’ That Will Cost His State Billions appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, whose massive tax cuts became a cause celebre for conservatives but threw his state's budget into disarray, announced Friday that he would pursue tax increases.In a stark turnaround, the Republican called for...Show More Summary
What I most want to know right now is who wasn't on the confidence game at the beginning, And who is in on the confidence game right now. It has become pretty clear to me that Sam Brownback at the beginning was not running the state-income-tax-cuts-will-produce-a-huge-boom confidence game, but was rather a mark in the confidence game. Show More Summary
“During his State of the State address Thursday Gov. Sam Brownback declared the state would continue its ‘march to zero’ on income taxes, but the budget and tax plans he unveiled Friday morning showed it would not be marching so [...] The post Brownback Proposes Tax Hike Despite Rhetoric appeared first on Political Wire.
His supply side economic experiment has been an utter disaster, but Brownback can't be bothered
One of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's standard applause lines is that he wants Kansas: "to be less like California, and more like Texas!" The problem is that Texas has: 1. mild winters, 2. a culture that is very welcoming to hispanics, and 3. Show More Summary
After a first term of stewardship that has left Kansas with a "nearly $900 million budget hole," largely because of tax cuts that were supposed to generate revenue that never came in, Governor Sam Brownback (R) was sworn in to a second term on Monday. Show More Summary
The fiscal outlook in Kansas is bleak after the first couple years of Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) massive tax cut experiment, and he is expected to announce his plan to fix things later this week. The post Kansas Schools Could Take The Fall For Governor’s Failed Tax Experiment appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Under investigation and forced to propose tax increases, the Kansas governor confronts a miserable four years
Why is a grand jury investigating Sam Brownback's re-election campaign? This is interesting: A subpoena obtained by The Associated Press shows a federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election...Show More Summary
The “rising superstar Republican governor” who essentially bankrupted Kansas and proved that tax cuts really really really don’t close deficits, stimulate business, and create jobs has a potentially bigger problem. Grab the popcorn! A federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign and has ordered the state’s ethics [...]
Governor Sam Brownback is on the top of my Most Corrupt Politicians list for a number of reasons, and now there's one more. A federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign and has ordered...Show More Summary
Garden City Telegram: Gov. Sam Brownback promised Kansans that his deep income tax cuts favoring the wealthy would bring lots of great new things to the state. Instead, Brownback -- and residents -- have been enduring a steady drumbeat of bad news after the cuts took effect. Show More Summary