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Groups Rekindle Battle Over Lesser Prairie Chicken

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The fight over a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains is far from over as industry and state officials worried Tuesday that relisting the lesser prairie chicken as a federally protected species could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in added costs for oil and gas developers, renewable energy companies and farmers. 627 more words


Return of the Moderates?

Beginning with the 2010 primaries, some moderate Republicans lost to their Tea Party opponents.  Some Tea Party candidates won the general election that year but many in the U.S. 510 more words


"Definitive Proof Of Failure Of Supply-Side Economics": Kansas’ Experiment In Right-Wing Economics Is Still Failing Miserably

Every few weeks I feel it’s important to return to the ongoing disaster in Sam Brownback’s Kansas. It doesn’t get nearly as much play as it should in the media, which is unfortunate because Kansas’ experience is definitive proof of the failure of supply-side, Laffer-curve-based economic theory. 491 more words


Kansas Scrounges, Creates Short-Term Funding Fix to Keep Schools Open

What just happened in Kansas vindicates school finance advocates who argue for the role of the judiciary to protect the rights of our children. Sam Brownback, the governor of Kansas, and the Kansas legislature have been experimenting with radical tax cuts for several years now.  712 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

State universities revise tuition hikes after more cuts

TOPEKA — Kansas’ state universities are calling for tuition increases of up to 5 percent, at least for now.

The schools submitted their tuition proposals Wednesday to the governing… 458 more words


Brownback signs budget slashing $97 million to state agencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced statewide cuts in order to balance the Kansas budget.

Ever since the legislature went home without balancing the budget and left the job to the governor, we’ve known he would need to cut something. 461 more words