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 »
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 […]
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 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 »
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 »
(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
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
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 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 […]
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 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 »
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 »
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...
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
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's radical economic experiment failed spectacularly. So why does he want to see it duplicated at the national level?
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
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. [...]
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
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
Democrats picked up 13 seats in the Legislature, campaigning against the tax-cutting policies of Gov. Sam Brownback and the risks for public schools.