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  1. Opinion LineRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... recipients) are taking cruises and going to casinos with their welfare bucks? Let's cut the handouts. Gov. Sam Brownback says the welfare reforms are designed to get poor people back to work. They are really designed to free more funds for his ...

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  2. Brownback Signs Bonding Bill For Teachers PensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KIXQ-FM Joplin

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill authorizing $1 billion in bonds to bolster Kansas' pension system for teachers and government workers. The bill that Brownback signed Wednesday will give the pension system an infusion of cash and narrow a gap in funding for pension benefits.

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  3. New Kansas Law Bans Spending Welfare Benefits At Movie Theaters, Swimming PoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WCKX-FM Columbus

    In a sweeping welfare reform measure designed to teach recipients to spend responsibly, Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback on Thursday signed a law that bans recipients from using the funds at swimming pools and movie theaters, according to various media reports. The measure, believed to be the most stringent in the country, involves the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program in Kansas, which is designed to help families struggling with short-term financial hardships.

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  4. Quapaw Tribe Response To KS Wanting To Block Downstream ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KIXQ-FM Joplin

    "Basically I think what the attorney general of the state of Kansas and Governor Brownback are, are a bunch of racist Indian haters." Quapaw Tribal Chairman John Berrey speaking Friday about the State of Kansas asking a federal court to stop the Tribe from expanding Downstream Casino Resort into Cherokee County, Kansas.

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  5. Brownback may veto rules for Uber, other rideshares, lawmaker saysRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Gov. Sam Brownback is considering vetoing a bill that would place new regulations on rideshare services such as Uber, according to a Republican lawmaker who has met with the governor on the issue. Eileen Hawley, the governor's spokeswoman, said in an email that the governor's office would not "speculate on what action the Governor may take on any bill."

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  6. Kan. asks federal court to block casino growth 45 mins agoRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | KJRH

    ... acted arbitrarily and exceeded its legal authority. Schmidt also contends federal law gives Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback a veto over the tribe's expansion plans. But Berrey countered that as a sovereign nation he doesn't need to ask the Kansas governor ...

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  7. Kansas Tattoo Parlors Say Nobody's Getting Inked on Welfare ChecksRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | TIME.com

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law Thursday some of the country's strictest prohibitions on where welfare money can and can't be spent. For needy families in the Sunflower State, concerts are out.

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  8. You can't spend Kansas welfare money on lingerie. But you can buy a gunRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    ... to the Associated Press, beneficiaries of the program have plunged to just under 15,000 since Republican Gov. Sam Brownback was elected. "Proud to sign the HOPE Act today, equipping Kansans with the work training they need to break the cycle of ...

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  9. Woman used as example is employed by Kansas agency that crafted welfare reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    A woman Gov. Sam Brownback's administration has repeatedly pointed to as an example of the effectiveness of the Kansas Department for Children and Families' welfare reforms is employed by that agency. Valerie Cahill, a Kansas City resident, was Brownback's guest at his State of the State address, where he pointed to her as an example of someone who got off public assistance and became self-reliant.

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  10. reid_wilsonRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... Gov. Tom Wolf (D) is working with his Republican-led legislature to cover a $1.8 billion hole. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) will have to deal with a nearly $1 billion shortfall after he signed legislation cutting taxes without also cutting ...

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  11. Kansas governor signs bill to issue $1 billion in pension bondsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Pensions & Investments

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed off on a bill to issue $1 billion in pension obligation bonds for the $16 billion Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka.

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  12. Kansas seeks court order to block Quapaw tribe casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... acted arbitrarily and exceeded its legal authority. Schmidt also contends federal law gives Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback a veto over the tribe's expansion plans. In the wake of the state's lawsuit, the Quapaw tribe announced last month that it would ...

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  13. Kansas lays groundwork for $1 bln pension bond saleRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Reuters

    Kansas has begun a search for underwriters to sell $1 billion of taxable pension bonds that won final approval this week, the state's Development Finance Authority said on Friday. A bill signed into law Wednesday by Governor Sam Brownback authorizes 30-year bonds backed by annual state appropriations and limits the bond interest rate to 5 percent.

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  14. Our View: Kansas legislators need to keep promise to voters with spending cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Gardner News and The Spring Hill New Era

    Conservative legislators seem poised to break a promise to voters not to raise taxes. Though the Legislature cut taxes two years ago, a budget deficit looms.

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  15. No tattoos, psychics or lingerie: Kansas passes 'mean-spirited'...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | National Post

    ... have such lists. But, the one included by the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature in a bill that GOP Gov. Sam Brownback signed Thursday appears to be the most exhaustive, according to state Department for Children and Families officials. It's ...

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  16. Holocaust commemoration service scheduled MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    ... the captives of Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in 1945. Other speakers will include Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as well as clerical and political leaders. The free event is sponsored by the Kansas Holocaust Commission, which will host a ...

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  17. Cruel Kansas: No More Cruises or Spa Days on Your Welfare CheckRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Independent Women's Forum

    ... recipients are using benefits on needs and not just luxuries or recreational activities. Republican Governor Sam Brownback signed a measure into law this week that places restrictions on the activities, goods, and services that recipients of ...

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  18. Kansas authorizes $1 billion in bonds for pension systemRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | KAKE

    ... both days. Keep it with the KAKE First Alert Forecasters for the latest weather information. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill authorizing $1 billion in bonds to bolster Kansas' pension system for teachers and government workers. The ...

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  19. Governor to Sign for Changes to Welfare PurchasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fayetteville Free Weekly

    ... many welfare recipients are boarding Carnival right now? That's right. None. The bill has been sent to Gov. Sam Brownback, who, according to a spokesperson, promised to "consider it carefully," which means that he'll think about it almost as ...

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  20. Kicking The PoorsRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Atrios

    We earlier reported on the bill, which was passed by the Legislature in early April, and on the long discreditable history of poor-bashing. The measure bars spending relief funds on movies, at swimming pools, or on "cruise ships," as well as at any "jewelry store, tattoo parlor, massage parlor, body piercing parlor ... psychic or fortune telling business, bail bond company, video arcade ... or any retail establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state."

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