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Kansas officials await word on August taxes

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Kansas officials are awaiting word on whether the state’s tax collections in August met expectations.

The state Department of Revenue’s report Friday afternoon was expected to renew a political debate over massive income tax cuts enacted at Republican Gov. 85 more words


"2014 And The Limits Of Rage": Voters May Decide That Rage Has Its Limits And Government Has Work To Do

The short-term future of politics in the nation’s capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate. But for a sense of the long-term future of politics in the country as a whole, watch the governors’ races. 720 more words


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


Monday Reads: Pork Puller Edition

Good Morning!

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


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