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Gov. Sam Brownback responds to August 26 KSN News Poll

WICHITA, Kansas — Incumbent Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican, responded to the KSN News Poll released August 26 in a brief written statement.

First however, KSN reached out to both candidates, Brownback and Davis, Tuesday to see how the issue of tax breaks and education play into their plans for Kansas. 55 more words

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Monday Reads: Pork Puller Edition

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One of the most appalling things I’ve been witnessing the last few years is how costly it is for the taxpayers to fund Republican witch hunts, theocratic laws pandering to christianists that wind up being declared unconstitutional over and over again, lawsuits defending crooked Republican governors or prosecuting crooked Republican politicians, and then the tax breaks they immediately give to their donors and cronies that don’t do anything except cost everyone money and jobs.   2,299 more words

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Gov. Christie stumps for Kansas Gov. Brownback

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is lending Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback support in his tougher-than-expected race against Democrat Paul Davis. 109 more words

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Kansas Governor: Stem cells could guarantee 20 more years of Bill Snyder

Politicians are known to make promises they cannot keep, this is no surprise. Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder has also become a bit of an ageless wonder in college football, but even he would tell you his time will come to step away from the sport of college football. 135 more words

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Brownback sets goal of 100K new jobs in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he’ll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he’s re-elected.

Brownback announced his goal Tuesday as part of a platform that his campaign calls “Road Map 2.0.” It follows up on a set of goals he outlined in seeking his first, four-year term in 2010, called “The Road Map for Kansas.” 85 more words

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Governor Brownback to announce “Road Map 2.0″, vision for Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas – Gov. Sam Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will travel across Kansas on Tuesday to discuss Road Map 2.0, outlining their vision for moving the state forward during the next four years and continuing the Kansas Comeback. 101 more words

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New Kansas research shows upcoming budget shortfalls

TOPEKA, Kansas – New budget projections from the Kansas Legislature’s nonpartisan research staff show a state budget shortfall developing by July 2016.

The projections released Friday by the Legislative Research Department also show a lower figure for the state’s cash reserves on June 30 than Gov. 274 more words

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