Archive for Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Statehouse Live: Brownback plans news conference to talk about his time in governor’s office so far

July 5, 2011


— Gov. Sam Brownback will discuss his first six months in office during a news conference Wednesday.

Brownback, a Republican and former U.S. senator, took office in January after a landslide election victory in November.

At the 11 a.m. news conference in his ceremonial Statehouse office, Brownback will be joined by Cabinet secretaries and agency executive directors.

Brownback's first six months in office have been marked by budget cuts and tighter abortion regulations.


Bob_Keeshan 6 years, 9 months ago

Exactly. Brownback isn't going to talk about his time as Governor at all.

He is calling a news conference so he can make accusations that things were "worse than he thought" and lob a bunch of attacks against the previous administration and previous legislature.

Il Marrone is calling a news conference to make it clear to Kansans he takes no responsibility for creating jobs. He is going to spend an hour saying, "Not My Fault!!!"

Classic Il Marrone. Classic GOP style of governing.

newmedia 6 years, 9 months ago

Seems like we have heard that before, "worse than he thought", and continue to hear it daily from wait let me guess. Hope and Change. Lean Forward.

Kyle Reed 6 years, 9 months ago

It makes your claim of "Classic GOP style of governing" less than accurate.

I'm sure you complain about Obama doing the same thing though, right?

catndog 6 years, 9 months ago

We should probably clarify MORE jobs, job, jobs. Not 87 less in Lawrence, with no proof that it will save the state any money in the long run.

Ralph Reed 6 years, 9 months ago

Let's see. No new jobs, except for out of state cronies; Attacks on women and women's health; Gutting of the Arts in Kansas; Slashes and cuts in education; Ruling by fiat; "Faith-based" initiatives to real-life problems; Being Koch's lapdog; Trip to Texas for VP candidacy; Establishing rule to hold press conferences when real people (the proles) cannot attend; Quashing 1st Amendment rights at the State Capital except for "approved" (e.g.: anti-abortion) groups.

Did I miss anything?

Beth Bird 6 years, 9 months ago

Don't forget that polygamy - It is more in line with our core values than same-sex marriage......

mloburgio 6 years, 9 months ago

i bet he forgets to talk about how all his cuts have hurt women, children, elderly disabled and the poor.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins and her fellow republicans in the house and senate voted in favor of ryans budget that makes radical changes to Medicare and medicaid. the republicans have lied again about it not effecting people 55 and older but ryan's plan does. The Republican proposal would have adverse impacts on seniors and disabled individuals in the district who are currently enrolled in Medicare. It would: • Increase prescription drug costs for 9,300 Medicare beneficiaries in the district who enter the Part D donut hole, forcing them to pay an extra $92 million for drugs over the next decade. • Eliminate new preventive care benefits for 111,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the district. The Republican proposal would have even greater impacts on individuals in the district age 54 and younger who are not currently enrolled in Medicare. It would: • Deny 530,000 individuals age 54 and younger in the district access to Medicare’s guaranteed benefits..........

notanota 6 years, 9 months ago

I bet he remembers to talk about the Mars plant he wasn't actually instrumental in attracting.

cowboy 6 years, 9 months ago

Good place to have a 55 gallon drum of preparation H

notanota 6 years, 9 months ago

Please, please, please let him go the full Palin and just resign right now. I'll volunteer to ghost write his overly flattering biography if he does.

sad_lawrencian 6 years, 9 months ago

I'm imagining a fantasy world where the Kansas state legislature has cojones and says no to the governor from time to time... Yes, I said it's a fantasy.

justajoke 6 years, 9 months ago

Not sure if it is to go over his last 6 months. State agencies got emails at 5:15 last night announcing this press conference. Pretty sure he has pissed enough people off and now is trying to stop the anger.. Should be fun to watch Sam and his puppets. Hey Sam don't forget to have your people return the phone calls to the LJ World to answer the questions about caseloads and the closing of Lawrence SRS.. Seems funny you can't give them numbers or give them the time of day. Oh but wait you don't care.....

somedude20 6 years, 9 months ago

Buttback is a lot like Casey Anthony in that we all know what he is and what he did yet he seems to get away scot free! I do not even think that "god" would take credit for making Brownback as that would be like taking credit for passing wind!

Lana Christie-Hayes 6 years, 9 months ago

I agree!...Brownback (trying real hard not to call him out of his name!)~ has, in just 6 months, been a major "thorn" to Kansas, hurting its people and youth in need, and its positive movement forward!!

Lana Christie-Hayes 6 years, 9 months ago

Well, one thing is for sure, he's managed to do a WHOLE lot to hurt the most vulnerable of our state with all his budget cuts. WTH has he done otherwise???...not a bloomin thing!

naturalist 6 years, 9 months ago

Please LJW, send a reporter to ask hard questions. This guy is taking a cakewalk stroll towards a presidential run on the bodies of the citizens of Kansas and needs to be held accountable.

sad_lawrencian 6 years, 9 months ago

Scary stuff--from the Rolling Stone article linked above: "I have seen him weep," growls Colson, anointing Brownback with his highest praise. Such are the new American crusaders: tear-streaked strong men huddling together to talk about their feelings before they march forth, their sentimental faith sharpened and their man-feelings hardened into "natural law." They are God's promise keepers, His defenders of marriage, His knights of the fetal citizen. They are the select few who embody the paradoxical love promised by Christ when he declares -- in Matthew 10:34 -- "I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

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