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Sam Brownback, governor of Kansas, heads for the exit

GOVERNORS of Kansas tend to love their job and rarely leave it early. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, dithered before agreeing to leave the governor’s mansion after Barack Obama asked her to lead the introduction of the Affordable Care Act as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Brownback OKs raises for unclassified, executive workers

Gov. Sam Brownback has authorized a 2.5 percent pay increase for unclassified state employees who in the executive branch who didn't qualify for salary increases approved by this year's Legislature. … Click to Continue »

The Kansas Republican Governance Experiment. Or Is That "Governance 'Experiment'"? Or Is That "'Governance' Experiment"?

Just look at this: Kansas is—in some strong sense—unbelievably loony. No sooner does Sam Brownback manage to plant his behind in the Governor's chair in Topeka, KS than does Kansas's share of American nonfarm jobs and people start to drop like a stone. Show More Summary

Gov. Brownback issues executive order for Hurricane Harvey

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued an executive order to help commercial vehicles headed to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery. The governor's order issued on Wednesday applies only … Click to Continue »

Not News: Kansas Under Sam Brownback Vastly Cuts Welfare Rolls

Since Republican Sam Brownback became the Governor of Kansas, the press has been salivating at the opportunity to declare his fiscally conservative policies a failure, to the point where they believe that their failure is an undisputed truth. Show More Summary

Ex-state Rep. Hutton jumps into GOP race for Kansas governor

A former legislator who was a critic of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's tax policies has jumped into the race for the GOP nomination for governor next year. Former state Rep. … Click to Continue »

Brownback signs disaster declaration for 8 counties

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed an emergency disaster declaration in response to strong storms that have hit the state this month. The declaration covers thunderstorms, hail and flooding that hit … Click to Continue »

Brownback to make announcement at state prison

Gov. Sam Brownback is making an announcement about the Department of Corrections at a prison that has seen at least three significant disturbances in recent months. Lawmakers and the state … Click to Continue »

Kansas governor's spokeswoman resigns ahead of his departure

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's spokeswoman is stepping down within days, ahead of his anticipated departure. The Republican governor on Monday announced Melika Willoughby's resignation as communications director, effective Friday. She'll … Click to Continue »

White House taps Kansas governor to be religious freedom ambassador

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been nominated to head the Office of International Religious Freedom under the State Department. Video provided by Newsy        

Religious freedom advocates, hungry for action from Trump, applaud pick of Brownback

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Nomination of Sam Brownback for international post is applauded by groups who were looking for action from Trump on the issue.        

The poor are better off without welfare. Ask Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

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It is not the good intentions of government programs that matter, it is the bad incentives.        

Kansas Senate leader: Governor should boost prison pay now

The Kansas Senate's top Republican is calling on GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to give corrections officers at state prisons an immediate pay increase. Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita issued … Click to Continue »

Colyer confirms bid for full term as Kansas governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer has confirmed that he will seek a full, four-year term as Kansas governor in 2018 after assuming the office upon Gov. Sam Brownback's departure. Colyer announced … Click to Continue »

Venezuela Descends Into Predictable Dictatorship: New at Reason

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Venezuela's descent into a socialist hell has been entirely predictable. A. Barton Hinkle writes: A thousand gleeful obituaries have been written for "Kansas' failed experiment" with Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts. But if Kansas' economy...Show More Summary

Kansas lawmakers seek swift action to boost pay at prisons

Kansas legislators from both parties called Friday for Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to quickly increase pay for corrections officers at state prisons, arguing that a dangerous safety crisis is … Click to Continue »

Kansas’s Radical Tax Cut Experiment

In 2012, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback sought to boost the state’s economy by sharply cutting income taxes across the board. Senior Fellow Bill Gale explains that this experiment in supply-side trickle-down theory actually led to sluggish...Show More Summary

Sam Brownback Is an Appalling Choice for Religious Freedom Ambassador

As governor of Kansas, Brownback has shown that he defines "religious freedom" as freedom to discriminate, says the head of the state's ACLU affililiate.

Gov. Brownback’s Appointment Would Promote Discrimination, Not Religious Freedom

President Trump nominated Kansas Governor and staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback to serve as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. According to the State Department website, the office is tasked with promoting religious freedom as a key objective of U.S. Show More Summary

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