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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback formally creates Office of the Repealer

January 22, 2011


— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has kept a campaign promise to establish an Office of the Repealer to target state laws and regulations for elimination.

Brownback signed an executive order Friday to create the office and spell out its duties. He announced last month that it would be led by Secretary of Administration Dennis Taylor.

The office will take suggestions for which laws and regulations should be repealed, make recommendations of its own and track the results.

Brownback told reporters during a Statehouse news conference that his goal is to eliminate outdated and overly burdensome laws and regulations to help the economy grow.

The order does not need legislative approval, but Brownback said he thinks it will have broad support among lawmakers.


Paul R Getto 7 years, 3 months ago

Good catch, Tom. If they want to repeal outmoded laws, start by checking into the tax exemptions on sales done over the past few decades. 75% of the sales are not taxed. Hugo Wall at WSU has the reports on their website. Check out the erosion of property and sales tax studies funded by our legislature. If everyone were in the boat, we'd collect more for vital state services and be able to lower all the rates. Of course, those who claimed they should not pay sales tax promised jobs and an economic boom if they were allowed out of the boat. Let's cancel their deals, have them come back to the legislature and make them prove their case.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 3 months ago

Has the party of less government and less spending ever done so?

Scott Drummond 7 years, 3 months ago

"We'll reduce government by creating a new agency to take ideas on how to reduce the size of government."

War is Peace, Ignorance is Bliss, etc.....

Keith 7 years, 3 months ago

"Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback formally cretes Office of the Repealer"

I see he's been a cretin again.

Bradley Kemp 7 years, 3 months ago

How about repealing the state's sodomy law? It's been invalidated by the Supreme Court but remains on the books.

sr80 7 years, 3 months ago

cretes is a island off the coast of grece.

Scott Drummond 7 years, 3 months ago

"The order does not need legislative approval, but Brownback said he thinks it will have broad support among lawmakers."

All of whom are like-minded anti-government zealots.

...and those who despise self rule continue their destruction of our form of government.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 3 months ago

Maybe you can get him to move to Tennessee. Please!!!

George_Braziller 7 years, 3 months ago

"Office of the Repealer"?

I think Sammy has watched "Soylent Green" a few too many times.

littlexav 7 years, 2 months ago

so how do we contact this office of the repealer? because the Revsior has let the legislators run rampant, and our statutes are seriously duplicative.

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