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Governor Sam Brownback

Praeger joins bipartisan group opposed to Brownback’s re-election
January 29, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger on Wednesday went public in her opposition to the re-election of fellow Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. By Scott Rothschild
Likely opponents Brownback, Davis speak on school funding
January 16, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday blamed his predecessors for school budget cuts, but his likely Democratic opponent, House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence, said Brownback’s massive tax cuts have eliminated the state’s ability to adequately finance schools. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback’s budget restores some, not all, higher ed cuts
10:12 a.m., January 16, 2014 Updated 05:34 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday proposed to restore some of the cuts made to higher education but not all.
Brownback: Legislature, not courts, should decide school funding
07:43 p.m., January 15, 2014 Updated 09:01 p.m.
Starting a new legislative session during an election year, Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday said his conservative Republican policies have helped Kansas climb out of the Great Recession. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback outlines his vision in State of the State address
January 15, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback promised Kansas legislators Wednesday that the tax cuts he championed will spur economic growth and pay for various initiatives, including his all-day kindergarten proposal, saying the policies will build “a state and an economy that works for everyone.”
Brownback’s state of the state speech broadcast tonight
January 15, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback’s State of the State address and the Democratic Party response will be broadcast live on television and radio, starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
University leaders meet with Brownback; restoration of budget cuts to higher education unlikely, officials say
January 14, 2014
Restoring budget cuts to higher education appears iffy at this point, higher education leaders say. By Scott Rothschild
House GOP leaders form committee to look at Brownback’s full-day kindergarten plan
January 14, 2014
Republican House leaders on Tuesday announced the formation of a special committee to study Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal for the state to fully fund all-day kindergarten. By Scott Rothschild
KanCare battle renews as 2014 legislative session starts
January 13, 2014
The 2014 legislative session started Monday and Republicans and Democrats immediately renewed the battle over Gov. Sam Brownback’s privatized Medicaid system called KanCare. Republicans on the KanCare oversight committee passed a recommendation reaffirming Brownback’s plan to put long-term supports for those with developmental disabilities under KanCare by Feb. 1. By Scott Rothschild
Local officials begging Legislature to do no harm
January 12, 2014
Cities, counties, and school districts living downstream from the decisions of the Kansas Legislature have one major request as the 2014 session starts: Stop. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback touts veterans’ initiatives
January 9, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday announced an effort to try to get services to more military veterans.
Davis picks up public school endorsements
January 6, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis has received the endorsement of two major public school groups. Staff Reports
Feds delay bringing under KanCare long-term services for those with developmental disabilities
December 27, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed Jan. 1 expansion of KanCare to include long-term services for those with developmental disabilities will be delayed. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback holding cards close to the vest as session starts
December 27, 2013
Going into the final legislative session of his term in January before he faces Kansas voters again, Gov. Sam Brownback will likely make major decisions on school finance, abortion, and renewable energy. By Scott Rothschild
Group of former Republican officials seeks to thwart Brownback policies
December 22, 2013
Alarmed by the sharp change of direction in state government under Gov. Sam Brownback, a group of former Republican legislators has vowed to try to change his policies, with some members of the group working against his re-election. By Scott Rothschild