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Governor has spot to fill on Kansas appeals court
December 8, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s working on filling a vacancy on the Kansas Court of Appeals created when one of its judges was appointed to the state Supreme Court.
Kansas tax collections $3.1M more than estimated
November 28, 2014
State officials say Kansas’ tax collections were $3.1 million more than estimated in November after recent shortfalls. The Kansas Department of Revenue said Wednesday that tax collections totaled more than $409 million this month, while about $406 million was estimated, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/11y7rDv ).
Brownback: ‘Everything’ on table to fix Kansas budget gap
November 25, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he is “looking at everything” to fill a projected $279 million budget deficit for this fiscal year, including the possibility of tweaking the state’s income tax policy.
School funding suit complicates Kansas budget fix
November 23, 2014
Even before state courts decide whether Kansas spends enough money on its public schools, a lawsuit over education funding is complicating efforts by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to close the state’s projected budget shortfalls.
Kansas release on poverty rate under Brownback not widely corrected
10:17 a.m., November 17, 2014 Updated 10:36 a.m.
A state agency says it sent out a news release before the election that incorrectly claimed poverty in Kansas had declined under Gov. Sam Brownback and did not issue a correction to the media when it became aware of the inaccuracy.
Kansas to set up seismic monitoring system
November 13, 2014
On the same day that Kansas marked its strongest earthquake of the year, Gov. Sam Brownback announced that the state will buy monitors to track increased seismic activity in three south-central counties.
New revenue numbers show $715 million shortfall through 2016
06:26 p.m., November 10, 2014 Updated 07:03 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas lawmakers will have to cut $279 million out of the current year’s budget, plus another $436 million in the fiscal year that starts in July. Those estimates, released Monday, raise the likelihood that the state will have to make significant cuts in education spending and other social programs, possibly before this fiscal year is over, something Brownback said during the campaign he would not do. By Peter Hancock
Brownback’s tax cuts loom over election to the end
03:26 p.m., November 1, 2014 Updated 07:41 p.m.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Paul Davis scrambled for votes in a tight Kansas governor’s race Saturday, a day after new figures suggested that massive tax cuts Brownback championed could be widening a predicted state budget shortfall.
Brownback unveils Urban Opportunity Zone plan
October 24, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has unveiled a new program intended to bring new economic development to financially struggling metropolitan areas in Kansas.
Governor backs Kansas high court justices’ ouster
October 23, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is endorsing an effort to persuade Kansas voters to remove two justices from the state Supreme Court.
Brownback, Davis want EPA to withdraw proposed water rule
09:17 a.m., October 23, 2014 Updated 02:56 p.m.
Democrat Paul Davis pushed back against Republican claims Thursday that he wouldn’t contest any Washington policies, saying he would vigorously fight a new federal rule that asserts authority over many of the nation’s streams and wetlands if he’s elected Kansas governor.
Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate with Davis
02:28 p.m., October 21, 2014 Updated 04:56 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback assailed Democratic challenger Paul Davis Tuesday as a liberal who would appoint Kansas Supreme Court justices overly sympathetic to violent criminals, and Davis accused the Republican incumbent of trying to exploit a high-profile Wichita murder case to boost his re-election chances.
Brownback calls for steps to prepare for Ebola in Kansas
October 20, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered the creation of a special team to respond quickly to any suspected Ebola cases in the state.
Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas
October 19, 2014
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.
Analysis: Gay marriage clouds Kansas governor race
October 12, 2014
The re-emergence of gay marriage as a hot legal issue nationally has complicated Democratic challenger Paul Davis’ bid in Kansas to unseat conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.