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  • Kansas Becomes First to Ban Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    04/07/2015 10:45:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    NBC News / Reuters ^ | April 7, 2015
    Kansas became the first state to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure when Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican, on Tuesday signed into a law an act to halt what lawmakers said are "dismemberment abortions." The law that goes into effect on July 1 prohibits the use of dilation and evacuation. The bill says the procedure can result in the fetus being extracted in pieces. Supporters in Kansas have called the procedure horrifying while women's healthcare groups have said it is considered the safest way to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester. The law allows for the procedure to...
  • 2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

    04/03/2015 8:51:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    CONCORDIA Two school districts plan to end the academic year early to save money, citing financial pressures caused by reduced state aid for this academic year. The Concordia school district will release students May 15, rather than May 21. And the Twin Valley School District, which includes Bennington and Tescott, will dismiss May 8, rather than May 20. Concordia Superintendent Bev Mortimer said students have hugged her in thanks for the early release. “They remember me as the snow day lady,” she said. “We are popular with the kids but not the parents.” Kansas school districts are facing financial pressures...
  • KS: Governor Brownback Signs Constitutional Carry

    04/03/2015 6:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Sam Brownback said that he would sign the Kansas constitutional carry bill on Thursday, 2 April, 2015, and he did exactly what he said he would do.  The bill restores Kansas to very close to the legal status that the entire country was in regarding the carrying of weapons, when the second amendment was ratified. Governor Brownback complimented gun owners.  He said that they have shown them selves to be responsible.  From ksnt.com: Supporters of the bill said gun owners have shown they can be trusted to carry concealed. Brownback said gun owners have shown they are responsible....
  • KS:Breaking: Governor Brownback will sign Constitutional Carry

    04/02/2015 6:48:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Today, April 2, 2015, Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas will sign SB 45, also known as the constitutional carry bill, into law.  The law will go into effect upon publication in the Kansas Register.  The bill restores second amendment rights in Kansas close to what they were when the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Kansas House Committee on Federal and State affairs passed SB 45, the constitutional carry bill on the 18th of March, 2015. The bill was supported by the Kansas State Rifle Association, The National Rifle Association, and The National Association for...
  • Kansas Tax Cuts Expectedly Create More Real Jobs, Higher Wages.

    04/01/2015 2:22:37 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/31/2015 | IDB Editorial
    Tax Policy: Liberals threw every punch they had at ,, Sam Brownback last fall, .. Guess who's still standing. From the New York Times to the Kansas City Star, Brownback's agenda was denounced as a failure and a warning to others .. when you try to ride the Laffer Curve and cut taxes. Here's what you won't read today: The tax cut is working. ...job growth in Kansas tied with Utah as the fastest in the nation in February. Brownback cut the highest income-tax rate from 6.4% to 4.8% with the goal of eventually eliminating the state income tax entirely....
  • Kansas' Job-Creating Machine Shows That Tax Cuts Work

    04/01/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Tax Policy: Liberals threw every punch they had at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last fall, hoping to unseat the Republican for the sin of cutting tax rates to stimulate job growth and economic revival. Guess who's still standing. From the New York Times to the Kansas City Star, Brownback's agenda was denounced as a failure and a warning to others of what happens when you try to ride the Laffer Curve and cut taxes. Here's what you won't read today: The tax cut is working. Labor Department data show job growth in Kansas tied with Utah as the fastest in...
  • Brownback softens stance on Medicaid expansion (Brownback goes wobbly)

    03/07/2015 7:43:52 PM PST · by balch3 · 10 replies
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | March 4, 2015 | Peter Hancock
    Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback suggested Wednesday that he might consider proposals to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, provided the Legislature can identify a way to pay for it. "I’ve been pushing that anything we do on Medicaid expansion has to be 100-percent paid for," Brownback said during impromptu remarks to the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, who met at the Statehouse on Wednesday. Under the federal health law, also known as Obamacare, states are allowed to expand their Medicaid programs to cover all individuals in households with incomes up to 138 percent of the poverty level. That's...
  • Gov. Sam Brownback rescinds protected-class status for LGBT state workers in Kansas

    02/10/2015 7:41:09 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 21 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 10, 2015 | BRYAN LOWRY -
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed an executive order Tuesday rescinding a protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state workers put into place eight years ago by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius’ executive order in 2007 said state workers could not be discriminated against, fired or harassed because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Brownback, a Republican, issued an additional executive order affirming that state employees could not be discriminated against because of their race, religion, gender, age or country of national origin. “This Executive Order ensures that state employees enjoy the same civil rights as all Kansans without creating...
  • Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed budget fix slows income tax cuts, hikes taxes

    01/18/2015 8:48:01 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 13 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Bryan Lowry
    Taxes on a pack of cigarettes would nearly triple from 79 cents a pack to $2.29 per pack. And taxes on liquor would rise to 12 percent from 8 percent.
  • Kansas governor seeks tax increases to address budget woes

    01/16/2015 7:57:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2015 10:01 PM EST | John Hanna
    Kansas would nearly triple its cigarette tax, raise taxes on alcohol and slow down promised income tax cuts to balance its budget under proposals Republican Gov. Sam Brownback outlined Friday. Brownback presented detailed recommendations to the GOP-dominated Legislature for eliminating projected shortfalls totaling more than $710 million in the current budget and for the fiscal year beginning July 1. He also presented a spending blueprint for the fiscal year beginning in July 2016 designed to leave the state with some cash reserves. The state’s budget problems arose after lawmakers aggressively cut personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 at Brownback's...
  • Federal Grand Jury Investigates Loans Made To Brownback Campaign

    01/08/2015 2:32:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    WIBW.com ^ | January 8, 2015
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP)-- A federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign and has ordered the state’s ethics chief to testify next week as part of its investigation, according to a subpoena obtained by The Associated Press.
  • GOP learns lessons from Sam Brownback's tax scare

    12/26/2014 12:43:31 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/14 | Rachael Blade
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face budget shortfalls. And Missouri Republicans, once jealous of their neighbor Kansas’ massive cuts, are thankful they trimmed less. Call it the Brownback effect. Story Continued Below . . Republicans once idolized Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as a tax cutting superstar — now he’s a lesson in what not to do. “It’s a cautionary tale on a national scale … Many of us felt that...
  • Stunning new surge of jobs in Kansas ( Brownback's ruinous economy )

    11/22/2014 8:54:48 AM PST · by GusFring · 27 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11-21-2014 | YAEL T. ABOUHALKAH -
    Bet Gov. Sam Brownback is enjoying this news with a big smile on his face: Just-released federal figures Friday morning showed a stunning surge of jobs in October in Kansas. The state gained 8,400 jobs in the month according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more than the paltry number Kansas added during the first nine months of the year, or 7,900 jobs. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4046156.html#storylink=cpy
  • Kansas Slashes Revenue Forecast

    11/11/2014 8:41:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    KCUR Radio ^ | 11/11/14 | Andy Marso
    State revenue forecasters said Monday that the state can expect hundreds of millions of budget dollars less than previously thought to fund schools, social programs and highway projects. The consensus revenue estimating group lowered the official projections it made in April by $205 million. If accurate, the revised forecast means that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators will have to raise taxes or make deep cuts in spending during the remaining seven months of the budget year to avoid a $278 million deficit. Additional cuts will be necessary to prevent a $435 million deficit in the next budget year, the analysts...
  • Charles Pierce Live Blogging: Open All Night (Schadenfreude-alicious)

    11/06/2014 8:16:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Esquire Magazine's The Politics Blog ^ | November 4, 2014 | Charles P. Pierce
    1:30AM -- I think it was contemplating the fact that both Sam Brownback and Paul LePage both may have survived as governors that was the last straw for me tonight. Brownback has wrecked his state. Even Kansas Republicans believe that. LePage is a local embarrassment who became a national embarrassment in the final days before the election. Even Maine Republicans believe that. But Brownback will go back to wrecking his state, and LePage will go back to embarrassing his because of an attitude that Republicans, and the conservative movement that has powered the party, have cultivated carefully over the last...
  • The Media Really, Really Wasn’t Expecting A Sam Brownback Victory in Kansas

    11/05/2014 12:28:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/2014 | TRISTYN BLOOM
    The Kansas governor’s race was a nailbiter all night, with Republican incumbent Sam Brownback neck and neck with his Democrat challenger Paul Davis right up until Davis conceded around midnight EST. Looking at recent media coverage leading up to the election, though, you never would’ve known that #KSgov was a race to watch, especially since so many talking heads heralded it as a referendum on conservative policies. Left and right wing outlets began writing Brownback off for his aggressive tax policies weeks and even months ago, with many calling his predicted loss a mandate for moderation. With 100% of precincts...
  • Brownback Wins re-election in Kansas

    11/04/2014 9:40:28 PM PST · by Livfreeordi · 25 replies
    Wow! Now THIS wasn't supposed to happen, looks like there are VERY VERY few bright spots for the Democrats tonight. Sooooooooooo bad that even Rachel Maddow has to admit its a WAVE election.
  • [someone on twitter wrote] Sam Brownback wins

    11/04/2014 9:00:56 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 21 replies
    Brownback wins; Paul Davis concedes.
  • Sam Brownback Preferable to Paul Davis

    11/03/2014 12:55:21 AM PST · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Lawrence Journal world ^ | October 29, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm not a fan of Governor Sam Brownback, but four more years of Brownback is preferable to four years of someone who is as out of touch with reality as Paul Davis is Davis talks about Brownback's cuts in education spending, but seems totally unaware of the fact those cuts have been restored. He pledges to restore the cuts that have already been restored. He and his supporters don't understand economics. They talk about Kansas job creation rate as if that was the most important measure of the state's economy. Kansas unemployment is only 4.8% which many economists consider within...
  • Kansas Republicans Take Strong Lead in Early Voting

    11/01/2014 2:01:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | Ky Sisson
    November 1, 2014 Kansas Republicans Take Strong Lead in Early Voting Ky Sisson 10/30/2014 8:00:00 PM - Ky Sisson It was a sad day last night in Kansas when the Kansas City Royals lost the World Series in Game 7. Today, the GOP in "The Sunflower State" have something to celebrate as early voting results show positive turnout from Republicans.  Of the 153,436 early votes cast so far this election 82,739 or 54% were cast by Republicans. In comparison only 47,468, or 31% were cast by Democrats. The remaining votes were cast by unaffiliated or libertarian voters. The blood red state of...
  • Biggest Labor Union Throws Support Behind "Independent" Greg Orman ( Kansas )

    10/18/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    This week the AFL-CIO threw its considerable weight behind Democrat-turned-independent Greg Orman in his bid for U.S. Senate in Kansas. This came on the heels of a debate that was all about defining who Greg Orman really is: ... The AFL-CIO won't run TV ads for Orman, spokesman Jeff Hauser said, but his campaign will now be incorporated into the union's extensive ground game there. The AFL-CIO had previously endorsed Kansas's Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, Paul Davis, who is locked into one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial contests with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. During Wednesday's debate, incumbent Sen....
  • Kansas Dem Gov. Candidate Boasts 500 Top GOPers Now Back Him

    10/14/2014 3:01:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Daniel Strauss
    Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis said Tuesday that the list of top Republicans in the state has increased from 100 to 500 members. Davis made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday, accompanied by the leaders of the group of Republicans who support Davis and oppose Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, according to the Lawrence Journal-World. The conference was to highlight the support Davis has begun to receive from 180 ex lawmakers and 360 educators, community leaders, and business leaders who are part of the group, Republicans for Kansas Values. As TPM previously noted, in July the more...
  • Kansas: Orman Leads Roberts in Senate Race… Brownback Fighting for Political Life

    10/05/2014 10:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | 10/05/2014
    In the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, independent candidate and businessman Greg Orman leads Republican incumbent Pat Roberts by 10 points among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate. Orman’s lead is bolstered by better than a two-to-one lead among independents likely to vote. Voters’ impressions of incumbent Republican Roberts is upside down with nearly half of likely voters viewing him negatively. In contrast, Orman is more positively viewed by likely voters and has lower negatives. Turning to the contest for governor in Kansas, the Republican incumbent, Sam Brownback, faces a tough challenge from...
  • CNN Poll KS Races: Senator Roberts (R) up one, Gov. Brownback (R) tied with Davis (D)

    10/08/2014 1:18:34 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 23 replies
    CNN.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | CNN
    Poll available at link. To summarize the results among likely voters: KS Senate Race: Roberts (R) 49% Orman (I) 48% KS Governor Race: Brownback (R) 49% Davis (D) 49%
  • No, Sam Brownback, it’s not the media’s fault you’re losing

    10/08/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT · by redreno · 39 replies
    Here's how embattled Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback diagnosed his political problems in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody: “I think they (the mainstream media) want what’s happening in this state to fail that they’re shopping for a factual setting to back that up because it’s working.” Um, no. While blaming the media is both one of the most common strategic moves and one that regularly reeks of desperation, in this case -- like in most of them -- what Brownback is saying is simply not true. So why then is Brownback in so much trouble in a state...
  • Sam Brownback tops fiscal ranking of governors

    10/03/2014 7:31:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/2/14 | Joseph Lawler
    Kansas governor Sam Brownback received a vote of confidence in his controversial tax cut program Thursday, as the Cato Institute gave him the top rating on its annual fiscal policy report card. The libertarian think tank ranked the Republican Brownback first among governors for his management of taxes and spending, tied with North Carolina's Pat McCrory, also a Republican. The report card, which gives high marks to efforts to lower taxes and spending, specifically cited the tax cuts engineered by Brownback as a "major policy success." The cuts have become a political liability this year for Brownback, who faces a...
  • This Is What's the Matter With Kansas

    09/30/2014 9:19:34 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 29, 2014 | John B. Judis
    The midterm elections of 2010 were good for Republicans nearly everywhere, but amid the national Tea Party insurgency, it was easy to overlook the revolution that was brewing in Kansas. That year, the GOP won every federal and statewide office. Sam Brownback, a genial U.S. senator best known for his ardent social conservatism, captured the governor’s mansion with nearly double the votes of his Democratic opponent. And having conquered Kansas so convincingly, he was determined not to squander the opportunity. His administration, he declared, would be a “real live experiment” that would prove, once and for all, that the way...
  • State OKs sale of sex toys online to recoup tax losses

    09/26/2014 4:24:50 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 3 replies
    Topeka Constitution-Journal ^ | 9/24/14 | Tim Carpenter
    Kansas state government is on the verge of a financial windfall with the auctioning of thousands of sex toys seized by the revenue department for nonpayment of income, withholding and sales taxes, an official said Wednesday. Online shoppers for adult DVDs, novelty items, clothing and other products can participate in a bonanza shopping experience resulting from the four-county raid on a Kansas company known as United Outlets LLC. Owner Larry Minkoff, who was doing business under the Bang label, apparently resisted requests from the Kansas Department of Revenue for payment of $163,986 in state taxes. It is unclear how much...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Paul Davis 1990s Strip Club incident

    09/23/2014 1:09:29 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 7 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 09-23-2014 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson was an officer with the Montgomery County Drug Task force during the 1998 drug raid at the strip club where Paul Davis was rounded up in.
  • Sam Brownback’s failed ‘experiment’ puts state on path to penury

    09/22/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2014 | Editorial Board
    GOV. SAM BROWNBACK of Kansas says he has come to regret characterizing his policy agenda as a “real live experiment” that would test the efficacy of deep tax cuts to spur jobs and economic growth. In fact, Mr. Brownback’s choice of words was apt. Few if any governors have undertaken such an extreme trial-by-revenue-deprivation in a state so clearly lacking the economic means to withstand it. Now, as the damaging social and budgetary impacts of his slash-and-burn fiscal measures have become apparent, Mr. Brownback, a conservative Republican seeking reelection this fall in a state where every statewide elected official is...
  • New Poll Shows Kansas Incumbents Facing Tough Battles (Brownback down 8, Roberts at only 37%)

    08/26/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 34 replies
    WIBW ^ | 8/26/2014 | Melissa Brunner
    WIBW) - A new poll shows tough battles shaping up for incumbents on the November ballot in Kansas. SurveyUSA conducted the poll for KSN Television in Wichita. In the governor's race, Republican incumbent Sam Brownback continues to trail Democrat Paul Davis. The margin of 48 percent to 40 percent is the same as that found in a Survey USA poll done before the August primary... In the U.S. Senate race, Survey USA says Independent candidate Greg Orman continues to cause a wrinkle for both three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Democrat Chad Taylor. The poll found Roberts with 37 percent,...
  • Kansas Senate: Roberts (R) 44%, Taylor (D) 40%

    08/11/2014 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 11, 2014
    Kansas may have a Senate race after all. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Kansas Voters finds incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts with just a four-point lead – 44% to 40% - over Democratic challenger Chad Taylor. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Author, broadcaster calls for 2016 presidential debate on poverty: Smiley spoke at KS Conference...

    07/18/2014 10:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | July 18, 2014 | Ann Marie Bush
    Author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley during the Kansas Conference on Poverty on Friday spoke out about Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget and called for a 2016 presidential debate that would focus solely on poverty and income equality. “Budgets are moral documents,” Smiley told a crowd gathered in the Sunflower Ballroom of the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd. He said Brownback gave tax breaks to the “rich and lucky” and “cut K-12 education.” “The tax cuts are a good sound-bite politics but unsound policy,” Smiley said. He also said what Brownback has done to the state is “shameful.” Education is...
  • Former Ky. Democratic operative using Ky. campaign tactics in Kansas governor's race

    07/17/2014 6:29:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/17/2014 | Nick Storm
    Jason Perkey cut his teeth in politics working campaigns in the Bluegrass and now the Louisville, Kentucky native is applying the lessons he learned from his time in the state to the Kansas governor’s race. Perkey, who is the executive director for the Kansas Democratic Party, is applying a strategy first implemented in the 2011 re-election campaign of Governor Steve Beshear in Kentucky. Democrats in Kansas launched a secretive mass endorsement of high profile former and elected Republican officials which has the GOP in the state off message and striking out at one another. More than 100 Republican officials endorsed...
  • Yes, if You Cut Taxes, You Get Less Tax Revenue (anti-KS fail)

    06/29/2014 2:14:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Josh Barro
    Kansas has a problem. In April and May, the state planned to collect $651 million from personal income tax. But instead, it received only $369 million. In 2012, Kansas lawmakers passed a large and rather unusual income tax cut. It was expected to reduce state tax revenue by more than 10 percent, and Gov. Sam Brownback said it would create “tens of thousands of jobs.” In part, the tax cut worked in the typical way, by cutting tax rates and increasing the standard deduction. But Kansas also eliminated tax on various kinds of income, including income described commonly—and sometimes misleadingly—as...
  • KS: Governor Signs Gun Reform Bill

    04/25/2014 6:28:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed HB 2578 into law today, 23 April, 2014.   The law strengthens state preemption by preventing local governments from banning  the open carry of firearms and making the disclosure of the possession of a concealed carry license a condition of employment.  From kansas.com: The governor has signed a bill that will bar local governments from enforcing local gun ordinances, his office announced Wednesday morning. Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/04/23/3419021/kansas-governor-signs-gun-legislation.html#storylink=cpy It requires adequate signage to prohibit the open carry of firearms by premises that choose to do so.   There is no penalty for open carrying in such...
  • Holder calls hate crimes an 'affront to who we are'

    04/17/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT · by ncfool · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Attorney General Eric Holder said hate crimes are an affront to what the United States stands for in comments at a memorial service Thursday for three people killed in a shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas. “Every alleged hate crime, no matter the intended target, is an affront to who we are – and who we have always been – both as a country and as a people,”
  • Kansas Governor Signs ‘The Second Amendment Protection Act’

    04/19/2013 7:26:31 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    Tuesday Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed what is being called the strictest Second Amendment protection law in the nation. “The Second Amendment Protection Act” does exactly as the name implies: It provides residents protection of their Second Amendment rights by exemption from federal gun control laws, including bans or restrictions on certain guns, magazines or ammunition, for all guns and accessories within the state’s borders. “Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the...
  • Kansas Gov Brownback Signs HB 21 Recognizing All States’ Concealed Carry!

    04/08/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    theblacksphere.net ^ | 4-8-2013 | Tami Jackson
    Friday afternoon Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 11 bills into law, including SB 21 which amends several firearms-related statutes including authorizing official recognition of any valid concealed carry permit from another state for individuals traveling through or visiting Kansas. Thanks to Gov Brownback, Kansas now has the best Concealed Carry reciprocity in the nation!
  • Brownback says he won’t support state-federal health insurance exchange

    11/08/2012 4:33:46 PM PST · by Kansas58 · 38 replies
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | 11/08/2012 | Emily Behlmann
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he won’t support Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s grant application to create a state-federal partnership health insurance exchange. The exchange is an online marketplace where individuals can by health insurance policies. A partnership is one of three choices for states under the federal health reform law. States could also choose to establish their own exchanges or let the federal government do it for them.
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Doug Giles

    10/11/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 10-08-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about several bits of Kansas news including a liberal artists in Lawrence Kansas angry that his painting of Gov. Brownback burning in hell was removed from a local business. Doug Giles, author of the book, "Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate" will be on the show to talk about his new book. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • Analysis: Kansas governor (Sam Brownback) owns aggressive tax cuts

    05/27/2012 6:35:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/12 | JOHN HANNA
    Analysis: Kansas governor owns aggressive tax cutsBy JOHN HANNA | Associated Press – Thu, May 24, 2012 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Plenty of Kansas legislators' fingerprints are on the aggressive income tax cuts signed into law this week by conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, including those of some GOP moderates now describing it as a budget crisis in the making. But Brownback now owns the legislation, even though it strayed significantly from the tax plan he outlined in January and he and his allies sought less aggressive alternatives in the legislative session's final days. He not only signed the bill,...
  • Statehouse Live: In State of State, Brownback outlines plan to cut Kansas personal income tax

    01/11/2012 7:05:14 PM PST · by One Name · 6 replies
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | January 11, 2012 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday called for a cut in the state personal income tax and minimal budget increases, saying that will put Kansas in the fast lane on the road to economic growth. "Let's put our 'lost decade' … in the rear view mirror and speed ahead — at 75 miles per hour — to make this decade the decade of growth and job creation," Brownback, a Republican, said in the State of the State address. But his plan hit immediate bumps from legislators. Brownback's proposal would cancel a scheduled decrease in the state sales tax rate,...
  • Tweeting Kansas Teen Gets Apology from Gov. Brownback, Her Following Soars

    11/28/2011 10:54:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 28, 2011
    A Kansas teen who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for an insulting tweet got an apology today from the governor himself for his staff’s “over-reaction.” An unpleasant tweet by Emma Sullivan, 18, was flagged by Brownback’s staff last week. The teen was told by her principal at Shawnee Mission East High School to apologize, but she refused, and the national brouhaha has led to her Twitter following soar from 60 to more than 6,000. “My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms,” Brownback said in a...
  • Sam Brownback to endorse Rick Perry Thursday

    09/21/2011 7:45:01 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2011 | By Matt Lewis
    Brownback, who also ran for president in 2008 and served in the U.S. senate, now becomes the third governor to endorse Perry — joining Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. In the U.S. senate, Brownback, who is a Catholic convert, championed social conservative causes, including working to end human trafficking and defending the right to life. He is considered a hero of the social conservative movement.
  • Kansas Governor Stands Up To Obama"care"

    08/10/2011 9:13:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies
    Californians4Palin ^ | August 10, 2011 | Joel Schwartz
    Good for Governor Sam Brownback for standing up to the monstrosity known as Obama"care" and SENDING THE MONEY BACK! And if any of my dear readers entertain the slightest doubt about just how bad Obama"care" will be, you can begin your journey towards enlightenment by giving the following a read...
  • Kansas returns health insurance exchange grant

    08/09/2011 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/11 | Alina Selyukh
    WASHINGTON - Kansas became on Tuesday the second U.S. state to return a large federal grant meant to help it create a prototype health insurance exchange as part of the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul. Republican Governor Sam Brownback said the state would give back the $31.5 million it received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to become an early leader, along with six other states, in establishing health insurance exchanges that other local government could use as a model.
  • Voter ID now Kansas law

    04/18/2011 7:14:22 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies
    CJOnline.com ^ | 4/18/11 | Tim Carpenter
    Gov. Sam Brownback made a fixture of Kansas politics Monday requirements voters present proof of citizenship and photograph affirmation of their identity as the price of participating in elections. The measures were long championed by conservatives who expressed apprehension that unauthorized voters were distorting elections through fraudulent means. The rules could spark a legal challenge from voters who feel disenfranchised by the new hurdles to electoral participation. "I think these are reasonable steps to protect the rights of our citizens," Brownback said at the Statehouse. Brownback long ago endorsed the voter ID and citizenship provisions incorporated into House Bill 2067....
  • Two anti-abortion measures head to Kansas governor

    03/30/2011 8:42:47 AM PDT · by K-Stater · 8 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3/30/11 | Brad Cooper
    It used to be easy for the Kansas Legislature to pass new abortion laws. Getting them signed into law was another matter. But freshman Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican and longstanding abortion opponent, is expected to sign two bills that passed the Legislature with overwhelming support Tuesday. One of the bills deals with late-term abortions, the other with parental consent.
  • Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback: Current welfare rules discourage marriage

    01/04/2011 9:14:00 PM PST · by One Name · 12 replies
    Topeka — Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback wants to change rules for state social service programs that he says discourage marriage. At a news conference Monday, the Republican governor-elect promised to push for policies allowing people who participate in social service programs to keep their benefits if they get married. Brownback says that under current rules, people lose their benefits because getting married increases their household income just enough to disqualify them.