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  1. Another state record: most internal borrowingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Another sign that the state's budget problems aren't over: Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders voted Friday to issue a record $840 million in certificates of indebtedness. This internal borrowing is a way for the state to manage its cash flow and pay its bills.

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  2. Richard Cohen: Republicans lose sight of realityRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    ... Grover Norquist. The no-new-taxes mantra has been applied in several states and found wanting. In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback has taken a weed whacker to the tax code, lowering rates, and waiting for the promised economic miracle to occur. It didn't, ...

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  3. Gov. Sam Brownback's office criticizes court rulings, calls for change in judicial selectionRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Gov. Sam Brownback again called for public participation in the selection of judges after what he called politically driven court rulings. Citing three court rulings this past week - the U.S. Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage a right nationwide and two Kansas cases involving school funding and abortion - Brownback said courts increasingly hold more influence over the lives of Americans and therefore a "more democratic" selection process is needed.

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  4. Kansas officials want school funding ruling put on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... per-student formula for distributing aid in favor of predictable grants for each districts. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP legislators who supported the changes contended that they made funding for stable for both the state and its 286 school ...

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  5. In Some States, Defiance Over Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... refusing to comply with the ruling that gay and lesbian couples can marry. "[T]he attorney general and Gov. Sam Brownback said they would study the Supreme Court ruling further before making any moves in a lawsuit over the state's voter-passed ban," ...

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  6. Another View Obamacare staying putRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Daily-Jeff.com

    ... continue to be priced out of health insurance because their GOP-controlled legislatures (and in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback) refuse to expand Medicaid eligibility. These are people who cannot afford to get regular checkups, have necessary medical ...

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  7. Kansas Court Orders Immediate Increase In School FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Switched

    ... fair. The new law scrapped a per-student formula for distributing aid to Kansas' 286 school districts. Gov. Sam Brownback and other conservative Republicans in the GOP-dominated Legislature disliked the old formula partly because it automatically ...

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  8. Tech education incentives cut for Kansas school districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    ... program and then get three or four years into it and then drop your support." The legislation was one of Gov. Sam Brownback's signature education initiatives, and over the past two years, he has visited several school districts to present checks for ...

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  9. Kansas Legislative session officially endsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... one last bit of Legislative business Friday, then the gavel fell on the longest session in state history. Gov. Sam Brownback said some lawmakers wanted to see the session fail, but others came together to pass a budget and tax bill to fund ...

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  10. Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: Was Supreme Court decision on same ...Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Prairire Village Post

    Marriage equality supporters were quick to pounce on Gov. Brownback after his comments following the Supreme Court ruling, with some creating satirical visuals like the photo above. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued a statement Friday decrying the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that same sex marriage is a right guaranteed under the federal constitution.

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  11. Northeast Johnson County morning roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Prairire Village Post

    ... Johnson County Sun publisher Steve Rose used his column in the Kansas City Star this weekend to take Gov. Sam Brownback to task for his categorization of the coming increase in state sales taxes as part of an overall tax decrease during his time in ...

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  12. Kansas views on blaming Democrats, blaming schools, tax increase, tuition, Confederate flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Wichita Eagle

    Gov. Sam Brownback, after putting his signature on a bill that called for higher tax rates in several areas to balance the state's budget for fiscal year 2016, pointed his finger at Democrats in the Legislature for failing to help with the process of filling a $400 million hole in that budget. The truth is, it's been a long time since the governor or legislative leaders wanted to hear anything from their Democratic colleagues, who don't have enough votes to be obstructionists.

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  13. Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wedRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Daily Herald

    ... continued to refuse to comply with federal rulings that gay couples could marry, the attorney general and Gov. Sam Brownback said they would study the Supreme Court ruling further before making any moves in a lawsuit over the state's voter-passed ...

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  14. Gordon Hamlin: How to fix public employee salariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Newms360.com

    To borrow football terminology, it's time for Mississippi to "go long" when it comes to salaries for its public employees. Mississippi should immediately raise the salaries of its state employees by 25 percent and pay for it through a 1 percent increase in the top marginal income tax rate ; local governments would likely follow suit.

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  15. School funding flunks testRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Wichita Eagle

    A three-judge panel just told Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature what most school districts already knew - that the block-grant funding bill flunks the test for adequacy and equity. The governor and lawmakers tried to do an end run around the judiciary this spring by repealing the 23-year-old school-finance formula before the Kansas Supreme Court had a chance to rule on the constitutionality of current state funding for schools in the 5-year-old Gannon lawsuit brought by districts.

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  16. Letter: Budget fix was a tax hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Capital-Journal

    There has been a tax hike, contrary to what Gov. Sam Brownback says. He and his Republican cronies pushed through and approved the largest tax hike in state history.

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  17. After a full life, 2015 legislative session meets its endRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Capital-Journal

    ... restrictions on guns, and a measure to give the secretary of state prosecution power over voter fraud. Gov. Sam Brownback offered a eulogy. He said the Legislature took a long time, but in the end got its work done. "I greatly appreciate the work of ...

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  18. Brownback endures deluge of political storms in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Capital-Journal

    U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback peered into a crystal ball nearly five years ago to catch glimpses of a shining path to election glory. Triumph in the November 2010 race for Kansas governor led to his administration's privatization of Medicaid, tightening of limits on abortion and slashing of income taxes.

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  19. Rep. Jim Ward: It is time to change directionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... year. The most shocking events of the first 113 days of the 2015 legislative session were the work of Gov. Sam Brownback. At day 101, the governor stated he would veto any bill that reduced or eliminated the tax loophole. Then on day 112 he stood ...

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  20. Secretary of Commerce to step downRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Gardner News and The Spring Hill New Era

    Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George will step down in July. George has served in the role since 2011. Gov. Sam Brownback, who appointed George, said he was grateful for George's service to the state. "Through his leadership, the department of ...

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