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Stories with person: Samuel Brownback
  • Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 1:53 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's latest efforts to prevent a state budget deficit were assisted by a well-timed decision on health care funding from federal officials and better-than-expected news about teacher pensions.

  • Kansas collects $3.7M less in taxes than expected this month 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 7:38 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas reported Friday that it collected slightly less in taxes this month than expected, and officials attributed the $3.7 million shortfall largely to a national softness in consumer spending affecting sales tax revenues.

  • Kansas governor announces $63M in budget changes 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 7:11 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback tinkered Thursday with Kansas' budget to keep it in balance, announcing $63 million in changes that he said should have little effect on the public.

  • Kansas governor won't be present for budget announcement 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:34 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback doesn't plan to be present when his administration outlines $50 million in spending cuts to help Kansas avert a budget deficit.

  • Planned Parenthood, abortion foes have long Kansas history 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:21 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's push for an investigation into whether tissue from aborted fetuses is being sold commercially is the latest episode in a long history of moves against Planned Parenthood by Kansas abortion opponents.

  • Kansas National Guard to be reviewed for security 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:08 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered a review of security at Kansas National Guard facilities in the wake of the fatal shootings at Tennessee recruiting sites.

  • Brownback campaign seeks donation from Westar amid rate case 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:17 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's campaign approached a Westar Energy official for a campaign debt donation while the utility is in the process of seeking a rate increase, a newspaper reported.

  • Researchers: Kansas cash balance to be lower than expected 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 10:22 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislative researchers say the state's cash balance could be smaller next June than lawmakers realized when they approved increases in sales and tobacco taxes to fill a $400 million budget gap.

  • Recent Kansas Editorials 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:06 am

    Salina Journal, July 20

  • Brownback raising cash to pay down campaign debt, legal fees 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 1:38 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback and his campaign finance team are trying to drum up donations to pay off legal fees and debt still outstanding from his 2014 re-election campaign, according to a newspaper report.

  • Same-sex marriage ruling raises issues for Kansas, Missouri 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 11:28 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation.

  • Army troop cuts modest at Kansas posts; officials relieved 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 6:53 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas faces losing fewer than 700 soldiers from the Army's cuts in active-duty forces over the next two years, and state officials said Thursday that the modest reductions show Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth remain vital to the military.

  • Kansas, Missouri governors differ in gay marriage responses 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 7:17 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback described the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage as a potential threat to religious liberties, while Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called it an important step toward creating a fairer society.

  • Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 7:23 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' governor told state government agencies Tuesday that they can't punish ministers or religious groups for opposing same-sex marriage, and critics said he is sanctioning discrimination even as the state extends new benefits to gay and lesbian couples.