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  1. Gov. urges Kansas to shop smallRead the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed Nov. 29 as "Small Business Saturday" in Kansas to highlight the importance of small businesses to the state's economy, according to a news release.


  2. Editorial: Legislature shouldn't delay progress on NBAFRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    ... fine, but they shouldn't unduly delay in making the necessary state funding available when it's needed. Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders voted Monday to postpone voting on the issuance of $231 million in bonds to raise money for NBAF when ...


  3. Kansas officials settle Larned State Hospital lawsuit for $225,000Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Legislature leaders approved a $225,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Kansas State University football player who died at Larned State Hospital. The estate of Michael Lykins brought suit last year in Shawnee County District Court alleging staff at the state hospital didn't do enough to prevent the 43-year-old man's death by hanging in 2011.


  4. Gov. Brownback declares a a Week of Reconciliationa for ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Gov. Sam Brownback has declared the week of Thanksgiving "A Week of Reconciliation," urging all Kansas to "seek and give forgiveness." "The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to come together, reconcile their differences, and celebrate timeless traditions together," Brownback said Tuesday in a statement released by his office.


  5. Brownback: 'Everything' on table to fix budget gapRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | KHGI

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he is "looking at everything" to fill a projected $279 million budget deficit for this fiscal year, including the possibility of tweaking the state's income tax policy. The Wichita Eagle reports the governor spoke briefly to reporters Tuesday while leaving a meeting of the State Finance Council.


  6. Brownback's paycheck doesn't reflect his powerRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Gov. Sam Brownback indisputably is the top dog when it comes to running the state of Kansas, but that's not readily apparent in his salary.


  7. Brownback being smart, playing dumb on shortfallRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that he is considering both spending cuts and tax increases as ways to close the state's budget shortfall. That's smart, as it would be very difficult and damaging to cut about $1 billion in spending this fiscal year and next.


  8. Energy securityRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Hays Daily News

    ... hydraulic fracturing, the resulting disposal wells and earthquakes. The state of Kansas -- at least Gov. Sam Brownback -- earlier this year decided there isn't enough evidence that increased oil and gas recovery efforts are connected to the dramatic ...


  9. Christmas tree arrives Tuesday at Cedar CrestRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Exactly one month before Christmas, a 9-foot Scotch pine tree was delivered Tuesday morning to Cedar Crest, the governor's mansion, where it will be on display for visitors to see through the upcoming holiday season. Gov. Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary, stood in front of Cedar Crest at 11 a.m. Tuesday as a horse-drawn coach made its way up a long driveway to the front of the governor's mansion.


  10. Brownback: 'We're looking at everything' to make up budget shortfallRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback may have secured his home in Topeka for another four years, but predicted budget holes have him facing some tough decisions, The Wichita Eagle reports.


  11. Recent Kansas EditorialsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Now that the election is over, state lawmakers are being more honest about the severity of the state's budget problems though some are still in denial about the difficulty of balancing the budget through spending cuts alone. During the campaign, many lawmakers and Gov. Sam Brownback downplayed or denied that the state was facing large budget shortfalls.


  12. Counting or guessing Hispanic votesRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Hill

    ... are required to read English. In Spanish or English, respondents know who they voted for. How does one say "Sam Brownback" in Spanish? Edison reported that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) received 47 percent of the Hispanic vote and in Georgia, Gov. ...


  13. Letter: Bob Dylan song had it rightRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Capital-Journal

    ... hopefully I will live long enough to see it. I don't know why Kansas is so conservative and why Schmidt, Gov. Sam Brownback and others keep going to court to fight same-sex marriage. It shouldn't matter. As the line in that Bob Dylan song goes: "The ...


  14. School-funding suit complicates Kansas budget fixRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wichita Eagle

    Even before state courts decide whether Kansas spends enough money on its public schools, a lawsuit over education funding is complicating efforts by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to close the state's projected budget shortfalls. A three-judge panel in Shawnee County District Court has notified attorneys that it expects to rule by the end of December in a lawsuit filed in 2010 by parents of more than 30 students and the Dodge City, Hutchinson, Wichita and Kansas City, Kansas, school districts.


  15. Concerns over budget may force changesRead the original story

    Yesterday |

    ... enacted on the state budget. A memo, which was sent from Shawn Sullivan, budget division director, to Gov. Sam Brownback, shows the state budget division is now expecting a $278.7 million shortfall in 2015 and a $435.7 million shortfall for 2016, or ...


  16. Lesser of two evilsRead the original story

    Yesterday |

    ... their votes and stands on the issues. I just wanted to send a letter to the editor and let Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback know that this year I, along with several other registered Republicans I visited with, feel the only choice we had was the ...


  17. Brownback: a Wea re looking at everythinga to plug Kansas budget holeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Wichita Eagle

    Gov. Sam Brownback made his first public comments about the state's projected budget hole Monday, saying he did not know before the election that the state would hit a shortfall this fiscal year. The state faces a projected $279 million shortfall for this fiscal year, which ends in June, and a projected budget hole of $715 million for the next fiscal year, about 11 percent of its general fund budget.


  18. Kansas lawmakers delay vote on $231M NBAF bondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Capital-Journal

    The state's top House and Senate leaders and Gov. Sam Brownback agreed Monday to postpone a vote on issuance of $231 million in bonds to complete Kansas' share of building the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan. Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, prevailed during a meeting of the GOP-dominated State Finance Council by arguing final action could take place in December after drafting contract language formally capping the state's investment in NBAF at $307 million.


  19. Marriage Equality In Kansas Remains A Big Mess; Governor And AG Refuse To BudgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Daily Kos

    ... agencies that are recognizing any same-sex marriage, whether performed in Kansas or out-of-state. Governor Sam Brownback has apparently decided to keep us as second-class citizens for as long as possible. This means we will continue to have problems ...


  20. Brownback still shaping $280M budget deficit fixRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Capital-Journal

    Gov. Sam Brownback said after meeting with legislative leaders Monday both sides of the state government's ledger -- revenue and expense -- were under scrutiny in development of strategy for closing a $280 million deficit. Brownback won re-election on a stay-the-course platform anchored by the economic promise of state tax cuts, but declined at a news conference in the Capitol to discuss details of the administration's emerging blueprint for addressing the immediate budget shortfall.