February 26, 2024

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Tag: Sam Brownback

Flat tax in SB 169 is good for Kansas taxpayers

by Grover Norquist and Dave Trabert It was clear from the very beginning. Despite winning reelection on a message of…

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Mayoral candidate Skoog makes false accusations of KPI

Curt Skoog, a candidate for Overland Park mayor, made some false claims about Kansas Policy Institute and me personally at…

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Legislators signal they’ll reject Kelly’s tax-and-spend budget proposal

Gov. Laura Kelly’s FY 2022 budget proposal appears to be dead on arrival at the Kansas Legislature. Her record-setting $8…

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CATO Institute gives Gov. Kelly a ‘D’ for fiscal policy

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ranks near the bottom in the class of America’s governors, according to a new report issued…

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School boards still diverting money to Schools for Fair Funding

Kansas school districts continue to pump money into Schools for Fair Funding, a coalition of school districts that successfully sued…

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Beverly Gossage, Dave Owen vying to replace Julia Lynn

Now that Kansas Sen. Julia Lynn’s name won’t appear on the general election ballot in November, Beverly Gossage and Dave…

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Kelly stacks tax council with state spending advocates

Gov. Laura Kelly established the Governor’s Council on Tax Reform, a group that will study and make tax recommendations to…

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McClatchy seeks IRS waiver to reduce pension payments

McClatchy, the newspaper conglomerate that owns the Kansas City Star and the Wichita Eagle, posted a devastating second-quarter earnings report…

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Senator with major role in Brownback tax plan appointed co-chair of Gov. Kelly’s tax reform council

The Kansas tax reform legislation of 2012 is often called ‘the Brownback Tax Plan’, but in some circles, it’s called…

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Full House To Debate KPERS Re-Amortization Plan

Update: The House voted against the re-amortization plan Thursday afternoon by a vote of 87-36.  Members of the Kansas House…

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House Slams Brakes on Banking Bill as Medicaid Expansion Vehicle

Kansas House Minority Leader Jim Ward tried to slip amendments related to Medicaid into legislation dealing with banks yesterday. The…

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Why Did Tax Cuts Work In NC, IN, and TN But Not in Kansas?

The question that Kansas Policy Institute President Dave Trabert raises in his new book, “What Was Really the Matter with…

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Senate Committee Hosts Medicaid Expansion Hearing

The annual effort to expand Medicaid in Kansas cleared one hurdle Wednesday morning. Members of the Senate Public Health and…

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Colyer Staffs Up to Lead Executive Branch

It may appear like Gov. Jeff Colyer is throwing extra cash into more administrative staff but that isn’t the case, says…

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Report: Medicaid Expansion Fueling Budget Crises in Many States

Medicaid expansion cost overruns are fueling budget challenges in several states, according to a new report from the Foundation for…

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Colyer Inaugurated in “New Day” for Kansas

Kansans welcomed with fanfare the swearing-in of Gov. Jeff Colyer yesterday. Flags lined the grounds of the state Capitol and an…

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AG’s Office: State Law Does Not Allow KSDE to Set Minimum Transportation Funding

State law doesn’t allow the Kansas State Department of Education to allocate a minimum amount of funding for transportation, Kansas…

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Governor’s Proclamation for Fasting and Prayer Mocked by Kansas Democrats

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback urged Kansans to fast and pray in a final proclamation. Brownback officially resigns his post as…

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Cap-J Story on Orman Reads Like Campaign Literature

The Topeka Capital-Journal is really excited about Greg Orman’s candidacy for Kansas Governor. The paper ran two extensive stories and…

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Dems Could Flip Kansas 2nd District, According to U of Virginia Prof

President Donald Trump won Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District by more than 28 points in 2016, but a growing number of…

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KS Gov Candidate Fundraising Far Short 2014 Candidate Totals from Same Timeframe

Collectively, 2018 candidates for Kansas Governor have raised more than $6.3 million, but only one candidate’s cash on hand comes…

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Roberts: Brownback Will Get Confirmation Vote

Sen. Pat Roberts says Gov. Sam Brownback will be approved by a Senate committee for a role in the Trump…

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Governor, Senate President Fight Battle of Press Releases

Gov. Sam Brownback and Senate President Susan Wagle, both Republicans, aren’t pulling any punches in dueling press releases. Brownback issued…

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Former Brownback Allies Torch His Proposal for Education Funding

Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to inject $600 million of new funding into schools isn’t sitting well with many, including Republican…

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