Archive for Friday, September 30, 2011

Statehouse Live: Repealer hitting the road to gain public input on what laws need to be repealed

September 30, 2011, 8:53 a.m. Updated September 30, 2011, 2:32 p.m.


— Gov. Sam Brownback announced Friday that he is sending his repealer on a statewide tour to gather public input on what laws should be repealed.

“With the help of Kansans, the Office of the Repealer is working to identify laws and regulations that are out of date, unreasonable and burdensome,” Brownback said. “State laws and regulations shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansans and Kansas businesses.”

The Office of the Repealer is Department of Administration Secretary Dennis Taylor. It was set up by an executive order by Brownback.

Taylor will tour for two weeks, holding meetings during which the public is invited to make recommendations.

Next week, he will visit these 10 cities: Hays, Great Bend, Pratt, Hutchinson, Newton, McPherson, Salina, Concordia, Seneca and Leavenworth. Details of the second week of the tour haven’t been released yet.

“This tour is the next step in the public input process. We hope the tour will raise awareness of the voice Kansans have in this process. If you are unable to make it to one of the tour stops, I encourage you to get online to share your ideas,” Taylor said.

The website, which was established in March, can be found at

Any repeals of statutes would require legislation, while repeals of regulations would have to be reviewed by the Joint Committee on Rules and Regulations.

Brownback can repeal executive orders.


sinedie 6 years, 7 months ago

"...working to identify laws and regulations that are out of date, unreasonable, and burdensome...State laws...shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansans."

Great news! So we'll be repealing that unreasonable and burdensome gay marriage ban? I'm on board.

chootspa 6 years, 7 months ago

Not to mention the unreasonable new crop of forced birthing regulations.

Bob_Keeshan 6 years, 7 months ago

10 months in office and still no laws to repeal?

Nothing but a PR stunt. Do some real work, enough of the shameless politics while wasting taxpayer dollars.

A two week statewide tour is not cheap.

jackpot 6 years, 7 months ago

Can the Office of the Repealer repeal Gov. Sam Brownback?

rbwaa 6 years, 7 months ago

i second repealing the governor but i would also like to repeal the office of the repealer

Richard Heckler 6 years, 7 months ago

Fewer laws and regulations opens the door wide for MORE RINO fraudulent activity which is easily documented. 31 years of history.

Where are the jobs? Focus on the jobs you promised!!!!!!!!!

sciencegeek 6 years, 7 months ago

But Brownback has already taken credit for creating 13,000 jobs, didn't your hear? Two of them went to the two appointees from Florida (making an salary average of $97,000, BTW).

It isn't that he's not fulfilling a campaign promise. He just didn't mention that the jobs would be minimum wage for less, or that they'd go to non-Kansans..

jafs 6 years, 7 months ago

Did he also subtract the jobs he's axed, to get to that figure?

Paul R Getto 6 years, 7 months ago

Hmmmmmmmmm.........given the lack of activity, I thought this was a person who took an apple already peeled, and peeled it again. Such a strange bunch these folks are with their weird little businessman jesus calling the shots. Should be an interesting set of hearings, even if Mr. Taylor forgets to bring his kitchen tool. If you read up on the C-Street Cult, trainer of Muscular Sam, and study their basic concerns, they want to 'repeal' all government. They are on their way; will anyone care? We shall see next August when the primaries take place.

1029 6 years, 7 months ago

I hope they repeal that anti-tethering law, and also the one that says you can't leave your kid in the car on hot days.

mloburgio 6 years, 7 months ago

speaking of elections.

National Security Lab Hacks Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Machine by Remote Control With $26 in Computer Parts: My New EXCLUSIVE at Salon The Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) at the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois has managed to hack a Diebold Accuvote touch-screen voting machine in what I describe at my exclusive today at Salon as perhaps "one of the most disturbing e-voting machine hacks to date."

Pastor_Bedtime 6 years, 7 months ago

Let's start with the tax-exempt status of Churches.

voevoda 6 years, 7 months ago

In regard to unreasonable laws, let's start by repealing those that were passed most recently: the peculiar regulations on abortion clinics, the ban on inclusion of abortion coverage in women's regular insurance, the ban on funding for Planned Parenthood, the reorganization of SRS offices, the ban on development of wind energy in the Flint Hills, participation in the lawsuit against the Federal health care law, etc.

pace 6 years, 7 months ago

Oh I think the Koch brothers have a list of unnecessary laws and regulations that get in their way. Ironic the new voting laws, the new social laws, all make the list, but won't be on it.

truman1902 6 years, 7 months ago

Sealin' the deal on repeal apparently takes a bureaucract behind the wheel! Getting a feel for the repeal will no doubt require allowances for meals. Gov. Sam's last wish before Mr. Taylor's tires squealed, went simply "Repeal with ZEAL-Keep it Real--No Need to Kneel" As with the marriage audit, if the results don't show the right stats, then it'll be 2 weeks in Ness City, Oberlin, Kanorado, Elkhart & Caney!!!!

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 7 months ago

I like the Republican marketing strategy. I don't agree with it, but it is genius. It's the unnecessary regulations that are destroying the economy they say. I have yet to hear them identify which regulations are doing this. I for one support many of these burdensome regulations. For example, I agree with regulations that make it illegal for people or corporations to dispose of toxic substances in water that serves as a community's drinking supply. Another example, I agree with regulations that make it illegal in include lead based paint on children's toys. Are these the types of regulations that are too burdensome for businesses? Or are we talking about something else?

George_Braziller 6 years, 7 months ago

"Office of the Repealer"

Even the name of it so absurd it sounds like something out of a Monty Python skit.

Jan Rolls 6 years, 7 months ago

Taylor is so stupid he couldn't find his rear end with both hands tied behind his back. He has not had an original thought in his head since junior high. This is a joke because he has already been told what to do by sam the sham via the coke brothers.

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