Articles Tagged 'Sam Brownback'

GOP Governors Planning to Abolish State Income Taxes

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January 20, 2013

Several Republican governors are proposing an end to their state income taxes in exchange for closing loopholes including mortgage deductions — plans to make their… READ MORE

Kansas conservatives claim control after primary victories

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August 10, 2012
By Cory Brown-Associated Press Kansas conservatives are claiming total victory in the state’s Republican civil war after a string of defeats for moderate Senate candidates in state legislative primaries Tuesday. The shift in the balance of power could free up large parts of Gov. Sam Brownback’s agenda stalled by the infighting. Joseph Aistrup, a political science professor with a specialty… READ MORE

Kansas governor signs law barring use of Islamic or other foreign codes for legal decisions

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May 28, 2012
By Associated Press, The Washington Post TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at keeping the state’s courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes, and a national Muslim group’s spokesman said Friday that a court challenge is likely. The new law, taking effect July 1, doesn’t specifically mention… READ MORE

Kansas governor apologizes for century of segregation

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May 18, 2012
Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback apologized on Thursday to blacks for segregation in his state in the last century as he marked the anniversary of a ruling that struck down segregation in schools. The Republican governor said Kansas had never really apologized for the “hateful practice” of segregating black people from white in public… READ MORE

Brownback returns $31.5M grant for health coverage exchange

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August 10, 2011

Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is returning a $31.5 million federal grant the state received in February to help build an exchange… READ MORE

Kansas governor signs bills limiting abortion

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April 14, 2011
AFP Sam Brownback, the conservative Republican governor of Kansas, signed tight restrictions on abortion into law in the state. While abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973, opponents have been whittling away at its availability by enacting local restrictions. Brownback, who signed the bills at the state Capitol in Topeka, is a former US senator who was… READ MORE

Activists renew bid on social issues

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November 29, 2010
By John Hanna-Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. | Although fixing the economy is the top priority, Republicans who won greater control of state governments in this month’s election are considering how to pursue action on a range of social issues, including abortion, gun rights and even divorce laws. Incoming GOP governors and legislative leaders across the nation insist they intend to …
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Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 57%, Holland (D) 34%

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August 8, 2010
Rasmussen Reports There are still no surprises in Kansas’ gubernatorial race, with Republican Sam Brownback continuing to hold a substantial lead over Democrat Tom Holland. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brownback picking up 57% support, while Holland earns 34% of the vote. Just two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%)… READ MORE

A Wink, a Nod and a Hard-to-Predict Primary

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July 27, 2010
By Tricia Miller, CQ-Roll Call The race to replace Sen. Sam Brownback (R) isn’t the only rough-and-tumble Republican primary in Kansas. As Reps. Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran battle over the Senate opening, the open-seat primaries in their districts have heated up as well. A tight Republican primary in Tiahrt’s district has become particularly ugly, with frontrunners Wink Hartman and… READ MORE

Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 59%, Holland (D) 31%

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July 7, 2010
Rasmussen Reports Republican Sam Brownback still holds an overwhelming lead over his Democratic opponent Tom Holland in the contest for governor of Kansas. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Brownback, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate to run for governor, with 59% support. Holland, a state senator, earns 31% of the vote.… READ MORE

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