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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.
Kansas Gov. Brownback to proclaim Zombie Preparedness Month
September 23, 2014
Kansans are being encouraged to prepare for an invasion of the living dead, with Gov. Sam Brownback scheduled to sign a proclamation later this week declaring October Zombie Preparedness Month.
Former budget director says tax cuts make higher education funding ‘vulnerable’
September 22, 2014
About 25 people attended the discussion that was hosted by the Kansas Farmers Union. Citing statistics provided by the non-partisan Kansas Legislative Research Department, Goossen said the tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback will reduce revenues to the state general fund by $3.7 billion through 2018. The current annual budget is $6.3 billion. By Scott Rothschild
Texas Gov. Perry to campaign for Brownback in Kansas
September 15, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Wichita next week to raise money for Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign.
Brownback: Davis not credible on water issues
08:53 a.m., September 3, 2014 Updated 04:18 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday that he will continue focusing on water and natural resource issues if he is elected to a second term, and said his Democratic challenger Paul Davis lacks “credibility” to deal with those issues. By Peter Hancock
Kansas fights labor rule for home health workers
08:17 a.m., August 21, 2014 Updated 01:58 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s not sure the federal government knows the unintended consequences of a planned labor overtime rule that aims to protect domestic service workers.
New Jersey Gov. Christie stumps for Brownback
01:00 p.m., August 20, 2014 Updated 03:16 p.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praised Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s leadership during a Wednesday stopover in the Midwest, hoping to give his fellow Republican a boost in the polls amid Brownback’s tougher-than-expected race against Democrat Paul Davis.
GOP intensifies efforts in Kansas governor’s race
August 19, 2014
The Republican Governor’s Association is intensifying its efforts to help Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign.
Brownback discusses efforts to fight federal laws
12:07 p.m., August 18, 2014 Updated 06:52 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday that if he is re-elected, he will make battling the federal government on issues such as environmental regulation, health care and gun rights a major focus of his second term. By Peter Hancock
Brownback: Friend not shoo-in for court vacancy
August 17, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback says his friend and former aide is not his obvious choice to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court. Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Caleb Stegall is among three finalists selected by a special nominating commission earlier this month for a seat on the high court. Stegall was chief counsel until the governor appointed him to the state Court of Appeals in January 2014.
Brownback lays out economic goals for re-election campaign
08:58 a.m., August 12, 2014 Updated 05:23 p.m.
Facing a tough re-election bid, Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday began laying out his agenda for the next four years, including a goal to create 25,000 new private-sector jobs per year and to continue cutting taxes for Kansas businesses. Speaking at a campaign stop in Topeka, Brownback said helping small businesses is the key to growing the Kansas economy, and that small businesses want “a stable regulatory environment and low taxes.” By Peter Hancock
Brownback to name three to the regents
July 31, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback is expected on Friday to name three people to the Kansas Board of Regents. Appointments to the board, which oversees higher education in Kansas, are seen as among the most important made by the governor. In his first appointments to the regents in 2011, Brownback picked Fred Logan Jr., Robba Moran and Kenny Wilk.