Governor Sam Brownback

Grand jury investigating loans to Brownback’s re-election campaign
03:01 p.m., January 8, 2015 Updated 10:46 p.m.
A federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign and has ordered the state’s ethics chief to testify next week as part of its investigation, according to a subpoena obtained by The Associated Press .
Kansas inaugural festivities to have familiar feel
January 3, 2015
Festivities leading up to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s swearing-in for a second term should have a familiar, restrain-the-glitz feel.
Governor seeks study of big changes to KPERS
02:21 p.m., December 19, 2014 Updated 02:53 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director told a legislative committee Friday that the proposed cuts in contributions to the state’s pension system are only temporary and will not be part of Brownback’s budget proposal for the next two fiscal years.
Brownback rejects Salina newspaper records request for 3rd time
01:14 p.m., December 17, 2014 Updated 05:28 p.m.
The Kansas governor’s office insists that the public doesn’t have the right to know who it’s considering to fill two new positions on the Saline County Commission.
Salina newspaper in open records fight with state
December 15, 2014
Kansas can avoid litigation if the governor’s office follows the state’s open records laws and releases the name of candidates seeking one of two new seats on the Saline County Commission, a newspaper publisher said this week.
Kansas Gov. Brownback working on pension, school plans
01:25 p.m., December 10, 2014 Updated 03:37 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback is working on proposals for changing how Kansas distributes aid to public schools and for bolstering the pension system for teachers and government workers, but wouldn’t discuss the details in an interview Wednesday.
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.