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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 weeks 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

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.

Red State Conservatives Vie for Ag Slot

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is in the running to be secretary of agriculture. (Facebook) BY: JACK NOLAND Agriculture Department chiefs tend to come from the Midwest, the conservative-leaning region where much of the nation's food is produced. Show More Summary

Hard times for Kansas and its schools as economic 'experiment' creates gaping budget hole

In February 2015, three years into the supply-side economics experiment that would upend a once steady Midwestern economy, a hole appeared in Kansas’ finances. To fill it, Gov. Sam Brownback took $45 million in public education funding. By April of this year, with the hole at $290 million, Brownback...

Morning Digest: Who's going to clean up the mess Sam Brownback made in Kansas?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? KS-Gov: Most Kansas Republicans will be happy to see GOP Gov. Sam Brownback depart in two years when he's termed out of office, thanks to the disastrous "real live experiment"—more like a vivisection—that Brownback conducted on the state. Show More Summary

Does Trump’s tax plan sound familiar, Kansas? It should.

Slow growth. Tax cuts. Sound familiar? President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan for the nation is similar to Gov. Sam Brownback’s self-proclaimed “real-live experiment” tax plan enacted in 2012. Both … Click to Continue »

Anti-Brownback backlash key in voting on court, Legislature

Races for the Kansas Legislature and votes on retaining state Supreme Court justices have become a referendum on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Conservative Republicans hoped to give Brownback an opportunity … Click to Continue »

Supreme Court, legislative races focus in Kansas election

A backlash against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over the state's budget problems could oust more of his allies from the Kansas Legislature in Tuesday's election. It also could save state … Click to Continue »

The tea party ruination of Kansas

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Give some credit to Sam Brownback, the far-right Republican governor of Kansas: He’s got tenacity. Confronted by an unbroken string of reports that his fiscal policies are leading his state to economic ruin, he hasn’t given an inch. We’ve been chronicling the tea party ruination...

PAC's funds tie Brownback to effort to oust Kansas justices

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is tied to an effort to oust a majority of the Kansas Supreme Court's justices through his PAC despite publicly distancing himself from the campaign. A … Click to Continue »

Kansas is still bleeding, thanks to tea party economics

Give some credit to Sam Brownback, the far-right Republican governor of Kansas: He’s got tenacity. Confronted by an unbroken string of reports that his fiscal policies are leading his state to economic ruin, he hasn’t given an inch. We’ve been chronicling the tea party ruination of Brownback’s...

The Kansas Economic Miracle

Sam Brownback and Republican legislators conducted an experiment on the people of Kansas. As conservatives have long urged, they slashed taxes on the wealthy, raised taxes on the poor, and devastated social services. All of this was worth it because it would unleash amazing economic growth. How is that working out? Well: The Philadelphia Fed […]

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