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Brownback says Kansas public pension system on right track

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback is satisfied that Kansas’ public pension system is on a solid financial footing, though he said Friday that he’s still open to big changes such as creating a 401(k)-style plan for new teachers and government workers. 329 more words


Brownback nominee for Kansas commerce secretary withdraws

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback’s nominee for Kansas commerce secretary has withdrawn from consideration for the job over what the governor’s office says is potential conflicts of interest. 107 more words


Gov. Sam Brownback pledges 'any action within my power' to prevent 'illegal' Gitmo prisoner transfer

On January 22, 2009,  newly inaugurated President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility in Cuba within one year, and then, the following summer, granted himself a six-month extension. 367 more words


Brownback: No Guantanamo detainees

TOPEKA. (KSNT/AP) — In a letter Tuesday, Govs. Nikki Haley and Sam Brownback told Defense Secretary Ash Carter they are prepared to take “any action within our power” to stop the transfers. 182 more words


"Allowing Ideology To Overcome Common Sense": Conservative Policies Just Don't Work: Immigration Edition

I’ve frequently used the devastating failure of Sam Brownback’s conservative economic experiment in Kansas to show that conservative policies aren’t just morally and ethically wrong, but also simply dysfunctional and counterproductive at a basic utilitarian level. 705 more words


"Sam Brownback's Kansas Disaster Is Getting Even Worse": Conservative Policies Are Both A Moral And Practical Disaster

Politics is all too often couched in terms of morality and ethics, rather than simple right and wrong. What I mean by that is that reasonable people can come to different moral value judgments about ethical dilemmas: is it more moral to ensure that everyone has access to a social safety net even if some people game the system, or is it more moral to ensure that people keep all their private property and never have to give it up to someone less hardworking than themselves? 496 more words


Brownback says 'No" to GITMO prisoner transfer to Kansas

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Governor Sam Brownback says he’s told the Pentagon Kansas has no interest in housing detainees from the Guantanamo Bay naval base as the Obama administration looks to closing the facility down. 244 more words