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Stories with person: Samuel Brownback
  • Bill would reinstate income taxes on some Kansas businesses 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:31 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Three Republican senators have proposed a bill that would reinstate income taxes for more than 330,000 Kansas business owners and farmers in a way to help address the state's budget problems.

  • Haley: Feds have left South Carolina in dark on Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:02 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday criticized the federal government for keeping her in the dark about plans to potentially transfer Guantanamo detainees to South Carolina, telling a U.S. House panel that she has heard no details about what she says could be detrimental for her state.

  • Governor says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is withdrawing from the federal government's refugee resettlement program over safety concerns, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday after taking what could be a largely symbolic action to show displeasure with President Barack Obama's administration.

  • Budget woes force Kansas to delay road work, cut colleges 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:35 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas plans to delay major highway projects and cut additional spending at state universities, a top aide to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday, after a new pessimistic fiscal forecast blew a hole in the state's budget.

  • The Latest: Kansas governor, top Democrat spar over taxes 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:42 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on Kansas' new fiscal forecast (all times local):

  • Missouri lawmakers reject Brownback's 'border war' proposal 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:36 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers appear uninterested in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to reduce the business "border war" between the two states.

  • Kansas AG says school funding law fixes constitutional flaws 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 6:33 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a law signed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last week satisfies the state's constitutional duty to provide equitable funding to public schools.

  • Kansas delaying contributions to public employee pensions 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 7:53 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is delaying roughly $90 million in contributions to pensions for public school and college employees as it wrestles with budget problems and disappointing tax collections.

  • 2 tribes, state of Kansas enter into cigarette-sale compacts story has photos
    Updated: Apr-07-16 9:05 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A sign advertising "discount smokes" outside of The Nation Station convenience store on a reservation in northeast Kansas draws Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation members and visitors looking for cheap cigarettes. Inside is a wall lined with Native American-manufactured cigarettes such as Seneca, the store's best-selling brand at $3.77 per pack.

  • Control of state courts becomes a top political battleground 
    Updated: Apr-03-16 3:05 pm

    ATLANTA - Much attention is being paid to the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, but equally partisan battles are being waged for control of state courts around the nation.

  • Kansas tax collections in March close to hitting estimates 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 5:35 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas came close last month to hitting its target for tax collections, and the shortfall of less than $2 million reported Friday represented relatively good news after a winter of gloomy budget developments.