The Brownback Campaign

Brownback speaks at religious event
December 10, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback spoke at a weekend religious event in Topeka, drawing criticism from a group that promotes the separation of church and state.
Brownback applauds EPA’s ruling on grain sorghum
December 10, 2012
An Environmental Protection Agency decision to qualify grain sorghum as a renewable fuel under federal standards is being hailed as good news for Kansas, which raises more of the crop than any other state. Gov. Sam Brownback said it could be a boost to the state’s economy.
Large crowd gathers at Statehouse rally for religious freedom
11:00 a.m., June 29, 2012 Updated 04:16 p.m.
Roman Catholic bishops in Kansas are sponsoring a Statehouse rally over what their church views as attacks by the federal government on religious freedom.
Brownback: Wait for November to act on health care
June 28, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he wants to wait until after the November presidential election to move Kansas toward compliance with a key provision of the federal health care overhaul upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Reactions from Kansas politicians on health care ruling
11:37 a.m., June 28, 2012 Updated 02:52 p.m.
Reactions from Kansas politicians about health care reform.
Capitol Briefing: Tax debate; proof of citizenship; Kobach wins and loses in Neb., KEC v. Pauls
February 27, 2012
Despite heavy criticism of his proposal to cut state income tax rates, Gov. Sam Brownback says he wants the Legislature to continue working on the issue as the second half of the 2012 legislative session starts.
Details of Brownback’s tax plan revealed
January 12, 2012
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief lieutenants on Thursday defended his sweeping plan to overhaul the state’s income tax code, saying they believe it would benefit all segments of society and dismissing criticism that it would unfairly reward the wealthy and businesses at the expense of the poor and working class.
Brownback proposes tight Kansas budget
Plan would keep school funding at same level, build up state cash reserves
January 12, 2012
A tight, $14.1 billion budget outlined Thursday by Gov. Sam Brownback would keep state funding flat for Kansas public schools and build up cash reserves in an attempt to promote the state’s long-term financial health.
KU gets major requests funded in governor’s plan
January 12, 2012
Kansas University fared well under the budget proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback campaigns for Rick Perry
January 3, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback is helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry in his final push to win the Iowa Republican caucuses.
Brownback: $14B budget deal ‘victory for Kansas’
May 12, 2011
Kansas legislative negotiators agreed Wednesday night on a $14 billion budget for the state’s 2012 fiscal year, one that will cut overall spending between 5 percent and 6 percent.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Republicans wrestle with earmarks, tax cuts
December 20, 2010
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, criticized the $858 billion tax deal that extended Bush-era tax cuts for two years, and extended unemployment benefits for 13 months.The deal was passed, however, with bi-partisan support, including the votes of Republican Reps. Lynn Jenkins of Topeka, whose district includes west Lawrence, and Todd Tiahrt, and U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts.
Brownback, Roberts join legal challenge of federal health care overhaul
10:33 a.m., November 19, 2010 Updated 10:45 a.m.
The senators contend that the Congressionally-approved requirement that people purchase health insurance oversteps the bounds of the commerce clause in the U.S. Constitution. But the federal government has argued that Congress has broad power to regulate interstate commerce.
Report: Kansas Republicans opposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but sought stimulus funding
12:02 p.m., October 18, 2010 Updated 08:13 a.m.
U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts and U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran, Todd Tiahrt and Lynn Jenkins all voted against the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but all wrote letters seeking government spending under the act.
School advocates see cause for worry
Brownback plan lacks details for future funding
October 4, 2010
When Republican Sam Brownback, the front-runner in the governor’s race, says he wants to reform the school finance formula but won’t say how, that raises concerns among those who have fought for more education funding.