Tag: Sam Brownback

“Whatever happened to the moderate Republicans of Kansas?” That’s a question I was asked this past week, and it’s not a new one. Similar questions have been asked all across America, as we have seen…

While I recently ran through the top Senate races of 2020 and the parties’ prospects, I did not include Kansas on the list. That omission — an intentional one — brought plenty of reaction, so…

How much control does the president have over the U.S. economy? Not nearly as much as President Donald Trump claims when the news is good. And not nearly as much as Trump’s critics claim when…

This year will test just how short voter memories are in Kansas. Will Kansans keep rejecting Brownback-era politics? Or, will they buy those politics again, attractively repackaged and reframed? With the Kansas legislature reconvening, that…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is canceling a grant with the company that administers an early literacy program for public school children after an audit found the company received millions of dollars it wasn’t entitled…

Most Kansans are aware of former Governor Sam Brownback’s failed tax experiment, but fewer know of his equally flawed experimentation with the lives of Kansas children and families in poverty. Beginning in 2011, Brownback initiated…

Sometimes I wonder how long we will be talking about fixing the problems that Sam Brownback left Kansas. Our latest Brownback heartburn is prisons. The news that Kansas officials are considering sending inmates to a…

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt and The Kansas Employees Health Care Commission should be commended for their decision last week to reduce contributions from state employees for their insurance coverage or keep them flat. The…

In 2013, Kansas legislators voted to give then-Gov. Sam Brownback sole authority to appoint judges to the Court of Appeals, pending Senate approval. That came back to bite them this year when Gov. Laura Kelly’s…

Since he left Kansas to serve as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has kept a busy schedule while traveling the world. That’s the short answer to a question…