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Rick Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich

Another unqualified Brownback recommendation to quit before he ever really started...

January 19, 2012 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas officials outraged, saddened by announced Boeing departure

I noticed the adverb "surprised" is not among the emotions or expressions displayed by this administration. Outraged? of course, especially when your Governor emphatically promises one of the states largest employers isn't going anywhere. Saddened, well absolutely, as a result, the Governors job plan seems to be floundering.

Simply put, this was bound to happen. Kansas has already given Boeing all it can in tax relief, but without any further incentive Boeing was going to pull up stakes eventually. This is the name of the game now. Corps. hold cities/states hostage, states capitulate and throw away millions in tax revenue and when the deal is no longer beneficial for said corp. they go off to the next watering hole. Thus continues to race to the bottom for state and municipal government to lure business into their area.

January 5, 2012 at 7:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Panel slams Brownback proposal to move juvenile justice programs to SRS

This is from May of this year. Is it any surprise that he is continuing in this vein? He says this is done to reduce bureaucracy, but it does nothing but create a bottleneck for things and even less gets done. Nevermind the loss of institutional brainpower that is lost when you shuffle services or programs around. Much like Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin (whereas his is focused on labor unions), I believe Governor Brownback is attempting his own brand of "Conservative" experiments in Kansas.

How is that road map working for you thus far?

November 30, 2011 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Focus on marriage to end poverty misguided, Democratic Party leader says

This is nothing more than social engineering and part of the far-right "Christian" agenda that Brownback obviously ascribes to. Nowhere, is there any policy review or statistical analysis to back up these assertions.

As a married man, with a spouse who stayed home with our child for the first few years could argue that being married was a greater strain on our finances, given that my wife had to quit her job to look out after our daughter leaving us with one income. For many, us included, finances were but a part of our decision to marry and not the reason. The only financial benefit is during income tax time, when you check that box for married filing jointly. For many in poverty, income tax is already a NON-ISSUE as they do not pay income tax.

I have one question. Where is a single policy proposal or piece of legislation that creates even one job. These summits are a joke and nothing more than window dressing. Brownback honestly thinks he can make Kansas an agronomic power?! It's 2011, and way too late to try to make Kansas an agrarian superpower. All I've seen is governmental restructuring and organizational shift which will weaken services, create mission creep among numerous agencies having to rely on the institutional knowledge of other agencies, and, oh yeah, cut jobs (government jobs, but jobs nonetheless). These people still have to file for unemployment and when there's no jobs to go to, what do you have? That's right, a greater dependence on government and a government less able to respond.

November 18, 2011 at 3:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases

Here's subjectivity for you. As an alumnus from CU's Environmental Science program and a former intern at NCAR (the group who carried out this study) I have to take issue with your assertion. Your argument uses data with no context, allow me to provide the context for you.

Hopefully this will shed some light for those who are interested in real data and tangible science.

November 9, 2011 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Colorado officials mystified by Brownback's letter on water deal

Colorado Springs, CO any Kansas towns sister city.

August 30, 2011 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Who is your all-time favorite movie character?

Uh....The Dude, hands down! Or Your Dudeness or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing, man. Looking forward to the showing at the Hall this weekend.

June 23, 2011 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republicans pass Kansas budget, send it to supportive governor

One Party Rule...isn't it great!

May 13, 2011 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rural areas get tax break from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

What happened to the GOP tag-line that says Gov't shouldn't be picking winners? Let the market decide, right?

Isn't the fact that rural communities are diminishing in population a direct result of the market? This has been a worldwide phenomenon for centuries. It has even been taught in elementary social studies courses (even in KS) as part of human migration for decades.

April 11, 2011 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate votes to save Kansas Arts Commission

He can, and I would venture to guess, will line item veto their funding...all to save $600,000 overall. For those keeping score at home, that is .12% of the state budget deficit - A REAL CASH COW!

March 17, 2011 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )