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Kansas Becomes First State To Ban Common Form Of Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a bill Tuesday that made his state the first to ban a procedure used for most second-trimester abortions. The...

Kansas Schools Will Close Early This Spring For Lack Of Funds

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

Two school districts in Kansas announced this week that the academic year would end early because they lack sufficient funding to keep the schools ope...

Brownback's Disconnect

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

Governor Sam Brownback's Jan. 15 State of the State address was short and disconnected from reality. He promised a continued "march to zero income taxes," in spite of a projected $700 million hole in the state's budget over the next 18 months.

Brownback Proposes Tax Increases In Wake Of Budget Problems

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas would nearly triple its cigarette tax, raise taxes on alcohol and slow down promised income tax cuts to balance its budge...

Republicans Learn Lesson From GOP Governor's Tax-Cutting Disaster

Politico | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Rep...

Kansas Is So Broke That It Has To Auction Off Sex Toys

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas' budget woes are so dire that the state government has resorted to selling off furry handcuffs and vibrators seized by its revenue department. ...

Jason Linkins

In The New York Times, Evidence Of A Slow Election Year | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A 26-year-old man walks into a strip club with his boss. He gets up to some strip club shenanigans. While he is there, the police raid the strip club,...

California vs. Kansas

Harlan Green | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

In the great economic battle between pro-government and anti-government policies, California vs. Kansas has been the featured contest, and California has won.

Governor Wants To Double Down On Massive Tax Cut That Tanked State Finances

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is unfazed by a massive revenue shortfall that threatens to leave his state's finances in ruins. Determined that supply-...

Brownback Faces Blowback On Tax Cuts, Trails Dem Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is feeling some heat over his support for income tax cuts that have resulted in dramatic revenue decreases and budget sh...

5 Things You Should Know About The Kansas School Funding Fight

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will issue a decision Friday in a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts that accuses the state ...

Kansas: The Surreal State of the State

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

This bizarre scenario wasn't church, this was state -- or at least the Statehouse -- and the constitution that is revered by social conservatives is very firm on the separation of the two. That separation has gone the way of the Passenger Pigeon in Kansas.

John Celock

Moderate Republicans May Back Dem After 'Ultraconservative Utopia' Hijacking | John Celock | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

A group of moderate Kansas Republicans led by a former United States senator plans to wage a war to take back the state GOP, even if it means endorsin...

John Celock

Moderates Could Jump Off GOP Ship In 'Ultraconservative Utopia' | John Celock | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The civil war between moderate and conservative Republicans in Kansas continues as moderates get behind Democrat Paul Davis to challenge Gov. Sam Brow...

John Celock

Liberal Dem Likely To Challenge Pro-Life Republican Gov | John Celock | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

A liberal Democratic state legislator is emerging as a likely challenger to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) in a state where conservative domination rei...

Republican Says GOP Governor Will 'Take Anybody Out'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Kansas' moderate Republican insurance commissioner is accusing conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of doing anything it takes in an attempt to ...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Approve Tax Plan After Contentious Debate | John Celock | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature approved a permanent sales tax hike in the early morning hours Sunday, as part of a plan to replace the s...

John Celock

GOP Infighting Stales Republican Gov.'s Tax Hike Proposal | John Celock | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Republican Party infighting over the size of the state sales tax has led to gridlock in the Kansas Legislature as lawmakers continue in overtime. ...

John Celock

GOP Governor's Allies Balk At Sales Tax Hike | John Celock | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

A group of conservative Republican freshmen state legislators in Kansas met with Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Friday and told him that they will not supp...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Likely To Block Key Decision | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Legislative maneuvering in Kansas will likely postpone a decision on Medicaid expansion, if the state ever decides to enter the program. Gov. Sam ...

John Celock

Kansas Vows To Fight Holder Claims | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Kansas officials are vowing to fight United States Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that the state's new ban on federal gun laws is unconstitution...

John Celock

GOP Governor Signs 'Strictest' Pro-Gun Law | John Celock | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday signed what is being called the nation's most pro-Second Amendment law, but one that could face constitutiona...

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance More Abortion Restrictions | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted to advance legislation adding new restrictions to abortions in the state Tuesday. T...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Advance Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee advanced a sweeping anti-abortion bill Thursday after removing a provision that would have banned abortion clinic worke...

John Celock

Prayer Urged For 'Dark Spiritual Areas' | John Celock | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

The branch of a national group that advocates prayer in state Capitols has called for prayers for Kansas' "dark spiritual areas" which include large D...