Articles Tagged 'Sam Brownback'
GOP Governors Planning to Abolish State Income Taxes
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
ByÂ Cory Brown-Associated Press
Kansas conservatives are claiming total victory in the stateâ€™s Republican civil war after a string of defeats for moderateÂ SenateÂ candidates in state legislative primaries Tuesday.
The shift in the balance of power could free up large parts ofÂ Gov. Sam Brownbackâ€™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
By Associated Press, The Washington Post
TOPEKA, Kan. â€” Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at keeping the stateâ€™s courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes, and a national Muslim groupâ€™s spokesman said Friday that a court challenge is likely.
The new law, taking effect July 1, doesnâ€™t specifically mention… READ MORE
Kansas governor apologizes for century of segregation
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) – Kansas GovernorÂ Sam BrownbackÂ 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
Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas Gov.Â 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
Sam Brownback, the conservative Republican governor ofÂ Kansas, signed tight restrictions on abortion into law in the state.
While abortion has been legal in theÂ 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
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 … READ MORE
Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 57%, Holland (D) 34%
There are still no surprises in Kansasâ€™ 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
By Tricia Miller, CQ-Roll Call
The race to replace Sen. Sam Brownback (R) isnâ€™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 Tiahrtâ€™s district has become particularly ugly, with frontrunners Wink Hartman and… READ MORE
Kansas Governor: Brownback (R) 59%, Holland (D) 31%
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