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Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback to name director of new repealer’s office

December 16, 2010

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— Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback is preparing to appoint the person who will lead a key initiative designed to make Kansas more business-friendly.

Brownback planned a Thursday morning news conference to announce his choice to lead a new office of the repealer. Brownback's transition team says in a statement that the same person will be nominated to serve as the next secretary of administration.

Creating the repealer's office would fulfill a campaign promise from Brownback. He has said it will look for outdated, unnecessary and burdensome laws and regulations to repeal as a way to help the economy grow. But critics have suggested the aim is to free Brownback's key business supporters from regulations they don't like, and they've mocked him for proposing what they see as a new bureaucracy.

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overthemoon 3 years, 4 months ago

Sounds sort of Draconian. Or something you'd find in an inquisition.

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autie 3 years, 4 months ago

Agnostics and looney left Autie lives unprecedented; Glen Livet bless us all

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Paul R Getto 3 years, 4 months ago

"Repealing" laws requires the Legislature. Editing or repealing regulations requires agency support, maybe changes in laws and a spin through the Department of Administration. Did we elect a dictator? I know Muscular Jesus is a businessman who hates unions and any restraint on trade or limits to business activity. It is ironic that most of the 'neutral' executive and placement business magazines and surveys already put Kansas in the top ten of states relative to business climate. I wonder what the real agenda in Kochansas is?

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deathpenaltyliberal 3 years, 4 months ago

So what is this person going to cost the taxpayers? Easily $150,000 per year with fringe benefits.

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Agnostick 3 years, 4 months ago

The new Peeler was going to be Ron Popeil, but Faux News wanted someone in "their corner." So they're going with John Scherer. Everyone who gets laid off gets a free Video Professor to help them find a new job!

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autie 3 years, 4 months ago

I need Tom and Corky to chime in here....is this that reduction in big government the right is always harping on about? Isn't creating more government agencies going the wrong way for that? That's kind of like putting out a fire by throwing gasoline on it.

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Ralph Reed 3 years, 4 months ago

@grammaddy.

What did you expect? Brownback has a couple of token Democrats and he's doing exactly what you said, creating jobs for Republican friends.

Wonder just what he means by more business friendly? I bet it's whatever Koch Industries tells him to do.

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grammaddy 3 years, 4 months ago

A Republican creating jobs for a Republican friend. Go figure.What about the rest of us. Like this state needs MORE bureaucracy.

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