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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Wildcats can still prove frustrating despite better performance against OUkey members of its secondary, Kendall Adams and Cre Moore. The Cats’ offense b
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 20 hours ago
key members of its secondary, Kendall Adams and Cre Moore. The Cats’ offense bogged down behind conservative principles Sam Brownback might frown upon. “We didn’t start off the second half too hot,’’ quarterback Alex Delton said after the Cats... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Chamber drives city’s progress, prosperityvoice, Sneden said. The chamber recently supported a bill allowing the creatio
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 23 hours ago
voice, Sneden said. The chamber recently supported a bill allowing the creation of entertainment districts. In June, Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation into law, permitting alcohol to be consumed in the districts. Both the NOTO Arts District... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Ignoring the role of governmenta reflexive assumption that reducing the size of government is always a good th
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 23 hours ago
a reflexive assumption that reducing the size of government is always a good thing. This is why politicians like Gov. Sam Brownback often declare their fervent opposition to “big government” and boast about their attempts to reduce spending,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
It’s Your Business, Oct. 22, 2017State Capitol Building, in Topeka, for having served the state’s child and fami
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
State Capitol Building, in Topeka, for having served the state’s child and family services agency for 40 years. Governor Sam Brownback awarded an official service pin celebrating the longevity of each honoree who completed either 40 or 50 years... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
U.S. lawmakers from Kansas expect tax overhaul bill draft in coming weeksit has already drawn criticism for its resemblance to the since-repealed income
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
it has already drawn criticism for its resemblance to the since-repealed income tax cuts championed by outgoing Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican. Marshall and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., however, have said the two are “apples and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Capital-Journal reporter’s work on future of St. Francis a national award finalistPublisher awards. The news prompted an outpouring of community support for St.
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Publisher awards. The news prompted an outpouring of community support for St. Francis, which employs 1,600 people. Gov. Sam Brownback also got involved with negotiations aimed at keeping the facility open. “I think that those stories were... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
High school candidates for Kansas governor not shy around controversial issuestalked her down from the ledge,” he said. The youthful candidates shared irrit
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
talked her down from the ledge,” he said. The youthful candidates shared irritation at leadership exhibited by Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican on the verge of resigning to take a job in the administration of President Trump. To delight of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The 'pass-through' loophole in the Trump tax plan is a huge handout to the 1%so is Kansas, which completely exempted pass-through income from state tax in 2
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
so is Kansas, which completely exempted pass-through income from state tax in 2012, under its tea-party Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The consequences emerged quickly, with pass-through income reported by eligible taxpayers spiking by 11%... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Overbrook farmer puts face on opposition to Kansas, federal trickle-down tax policybetween federal tax reform offered by Republicans and pieces of the Kansas tric
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
between federal tax reform offered by Republicans and pieces of the Kansas trickle-down tax experiment championed by Gov. Sam Brownback. “The promises were that the state was going to grow, we were going to have all these new jobs and everybody... Read more
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Island Packet
Sen. McCaskill dines with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump to talk taxesadministration’s current proposal, which she likened to controversial supply-si
Island Packet / Posted 5 days ago
administration’s current proposal, which she likened to controversial supply-side tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in neighboring Kansas McCaskill was one of three Democrats at the dinner, along with Sens. Heidi Heitkamp,... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign for KS Governor Candidateto raise money. Kobach said it is an honor that Trump Jr. will join his campai
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 5 days ago
to raise money. Kobach said it is an honor that Trump Jr. will join his campaign "at this important time." Rep. Gov. Sam Brownback is term-limited and is expected to step down this fall to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international... Read more
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The Hill
Tax reform advocates, opponents rolling out new adsaccording to a spokesperson for the group. The ad features a Kansas farmer nam
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
according to a spokesperson for the group. The ad features a Kansas farmer named Mike Fawl who voted for GOP Gov. Sam Brownback in 2010 but found himself frustrated with the revenue losses that occurred as a result of Brownback’s tax... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Paul Davis takes early lead in fundraising for 2nd District congressional race2nd District Congressional seat, according to Federal Elections Commission fili
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
2nd District Congressional seat, according to Federal Elections Commission filings due Sunday. Davis, who challenged Gov. Sam Brownback in his 2014 re-election, raised more than $400,000 between July 1 and Sep. 30, and he has more than twice as... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Where they stand: Governor candidates talk Medicaid expansioninsurance policies, leaving them in a gap. Legislators passed an expansion bil
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
insurance policies, leaving them in a gap. Legislators passed an expansion bill this spring, but Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed it. The Legislature failed to override him. Expansion, which carries support from many Kansans, could... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Where they stand: Governor candidates talk Medicaid expansioninsurance policies, leaving them in a gap. Legislators passed an expansion bil
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
insurance policies, leaving them in a gap. Legislators passed an expansion bill this spring, but Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed it. The Legislature failed to override him. Expansion, which carries support from many Kansans, could... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka's Community Action, Inc. celebrates 45 years of service by throwing it back to 1972this award for actually expanding the Medicaid program. We got very close and w
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
this award for actually expanding the Medicaid program. We got very close and we’re going to keep pushing.” In March, Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed a Medicaid expansion bill passed by the Kansas Legislature. The House then fell three votes short of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Community Action, Inc. celebrates 45 years of service by throwing it back to 1972this award for actually expanding the Medicaid program. We got very close and w
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
this award for actually expanding the Medicaid program. We got very close and we’re going to keep pushing.” In March, Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed a Medicaid expansion bill passed by the Kansas Legislature. The House then fell three votes short of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Brownback policy director steps down as governor prepares to take federal rolePolicy Director Brandon Smith will step down next week as Gov. Sam Brownback pr
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
Policy Director Brandon Smith will step down next week as Gov. Sam Brownback prepares to take a federal religious freedom job in President Donald Trump’s administration. Brownback announced Smith’s departure in a news release Thursday. Several... Read more
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The Morning Call
Opponents of GOP tax plan rally in Harrisburg ahead of President Trump's visitas evidenced by Pennsylvania’s and Kansas’ failed experiments with similar tax
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
as evidenced by Pennsylvania’s and Kansas’ failed experiments with similar tax and spending cuts. In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, and the GOP-controlled Legislature eliminated the income tax paid by owners of businesses that... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Republican Matt Bevens, 25, launches bid for Kansas’ second district Congressional seatin waiting, looking to promote their own political careers,” he said. Bevens c
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
in waiting, looking to promote their own political careers,” he said. Bevens criticized tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback and other Kansas conservatives, saying they brought the state “to the brink of bankruptcy.” Small businesses... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Brownback grants first pardon as Kansas governor to man convicted of felony theftGov. Sam Brownback issued the first pardon in nearly seven years as Kansas gove
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
Gov. Sam Brownback issued the first pardon in nearly seven years as Kansas governor Tuesday for benefit of a Colorado man convicted of insurance fraud. Brownback, who expects to resign soon to begin work in the administration of President Donald... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Young Republican Matt Bevens launches bid for second district Congressional seatin waiting, looking to promote their own political careers,” he said. Bevens c
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
in waiting, looking to promote their own political careers,” he said. Bevens criticized tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback and other Kansas conservatives saying they brought the state “to the brink of bankruptcy.” Small businesses and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Sam Brownback pardons man convicted of felony theft; denies clemency for 72 othersGov. Sam Brownback issued the first pardon in nearly seven years as Kansas gove
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
Gov. Sam Brownback issued the first pardon in nearly seven years as Kansas governor Tuesday for the benefit of a Colorado man “of character” convicted of insurance fraud. Brownback, who expects to resign soon to begin work in the administration of... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Kansas governor issues first pardon over 1994 theft caseTOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first pardon in almost
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 12 days ago
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first pardon in almost seven years in office to a man convicted of felony theft as a college student in 1994. Brownback’s office announced the pardon Tuesday for Mark Schmitt of Parker,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Brownback pardons man convicted of felony theft; denies clemency for 72 othersam In this file photo from July 27, Gov. Sam Brownback addresses the media a
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
am In this file photo from July 27, Gov. Sam Brownback addresses the media about his nomination by President Donald Trump as ambassador at large for international... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
State agency, labor union split on whether Larned Hospital was adequately staffed Mondayappropriated $1 million for staffing at Larned, and some employees at the hospi
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
appropriated $1 million for staffing at Larned, and some employees at the hospital have gotten pay raises. In July, Gov. Sam Brownback boosted pay for the hospital’s mental health/developmental disability technicians to compete with raises... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
State agency, labor union split on whether Larned Hospital is adequately staffedappropriated $1 million for staffing at Larned, and some employees at the hospi
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
appropriated $1 million for staffing at Larned, and some employees at the hospital have gotten pay raises. In July, Gov. Sam Brownback boosted pay for the hospital’s mental health/developmental disability technicians to compete with raises... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Tyson and the power of civic actionnever seen the opposition emerge so quickly and with such a large body of peopl
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
never seen the opposition emerge so quickly and with such a large body of people coming together.” Local officials, Gov. Sam Brownback and Tyson’s group president for poultry operations, Doug Ramsey, announced details of the plan at a public... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Beware of tax cuts- that demand attention and funding. Those of us living in Kansas have seen th
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
- that demand attention and funding. Those of us living in Kansas have seen the fruits of Arthur Laffer’s advice to Gov. Sam Brownback. Laffer is now arguing that “cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent will pay for itself many times over.”... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
State auditors will review disturbances at El Dorado prisonJuly to look into May and June uprisings at El Dorado. The facility struggles w
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 16 days ago
July to look into May and June uprisings at El Dorado. The facility struggles with short staffing and high turnover. Gov. Sam Brownback boosted officers’ pay by 10 percent to help alleviate the situation. He raised pay at other facilities by 5... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Mary Sanchez: Help future politicalleaders to succeedAll three high school students say they are serious contenders to succeed Gov.
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
All three high school students say they are serious contenders to succeed Gov. Sam Brownback, whose administration has by all accounts been an absolute flop. In less than five years, Brownback's firm belief that the state could tax-cut its way to... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Dismissing the Supreme CourtCourt ruled that the state’s most recent school finance formula is constitution
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
Court ruled that the state’s most recent school finance formula is constitutionally inadequate and inequitable, Gov. Sam Brownback called the decision “yet another regrettable chapter in the never-ending cycle of litigation over Kansas school... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
The 'pass-through' loophole in the Trump tax plan is a huge handout to the 1%so is Kansas, which completely exempted pass-through income from state tax in 2
Los Angeles Times / Posted 18 days ago
so is Kansas, which completely exempted pass-through income from state tax in 2012, under its tea-party Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The consequences emerged quickly, with pass-through income reported by eligible taxpayers spiking by 11%... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Gov. Brownback HearingKansas Governor Sam Brownback is defending his decision to scrap an order that
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 18 days ago
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is defending his decision to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for internat
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Wednesday defended his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsWASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for internat
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Wednesday defended his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender... Read more
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FOX News
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsdecision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based
FOX News / Posted 18 days ago
decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sam Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican was testifying on... Read more
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FOX News
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsdecision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based
FOX News / Posted 18 days ago
decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sam Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican was testifying on... Read more
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Daily Mail
The front line of America’s war over abortiondown two years later and deemed in violation of Roe v Wade. The concept was re
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
down two years later and deemed in violation of Roe v Wade. The concept was revitalized in Kansas in 2011, when Governor Sam Brownback signed a law requiring all abortion providers state-wide to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Brownback urges narrow focus for religious freedom role; avoids questions on LGBTQ, abortion issuesGov. Sam Brownback said at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
Gov. Sam Brownback said at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he would keep a narrow focus on issues of religious freedom and avoided giving firm answers on access to abortion and the rights of LGBTQ people. President Donald Trump... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsdecision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based
The Middletown Press / Posted 18 days ago
decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sam Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican was testifying on... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsdecision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based
Darien News-Review / Posted 18 days ago
decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sam Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican was testifying on... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsdecision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 18 days ago
decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sam Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican was testifying on... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protectionsdecision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 18 days ago
decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sam Brownback is in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican was testifying on... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Gov. Brownback testifies in anticipation of his appointment as U.S. Ambassador for Religious FreedomWASHINGTON — Governor Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, will answer questions Wednesday
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON — Governor Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, will answer questions Wednesday morning during a hearing toward his appointment by Pres. Trump to serve as U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Liberty. To see the testimony that’s scheduled to begin... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The nation in brieflevels set by the state's environmental agency. Brownback quietly made visit t
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
levels set by the state's environmental agency. Brownback quietly made visit to Israel HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback went on an unpublicized, eight-day trade mission to Israel in late August and early September that included a... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Sam Brownback made unpublicized trip to Israel in August that cost $32KHUTCHINSON — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback went on an unpublicized, eight-day trade
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
HUTCHINSON — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback went on an unpublicized, eight-day trade mission to Israel in late August and early September. The Hutchinson News reported that the schedule included a 90-minute meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Kansas Supreme Court rules the state is not spending enough money on educationof state funding, they need more money now more than ever. But how much more th
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 19 days ago
of state funding, they need more money now more than ever. But how much more they’ll get is still up for debate. Governor Sam Brownback released this statement saying, “Today’s court decision is yet another regrettable chapter in the never ending... Read more
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The Newton Kansan
State high court rules on ed fundingtaxes less than a year after the GOP-controlled Legislature rolled back past in
The Newton Kansan / Posted 19 days ago
taxes less than a year after the GOP-controlled Legislature rolled back past income tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. "It is incumbent on soon-to-be Governor (Jeff) Colyer, Speaker (Ron) Rychman and Senate President Wagle to... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas legislators, governor candidates clash on K-12 court rulinglawmakers had until April 30 to address constitutional shortcomings in the plan
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
lawmakers had until April 30 to address constitutional shortcomings in the plan approved by the 2017 Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback. It features new state aid of $195 million this school year and $292 million in the upcoming school year.... Read more
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