- Kansas governor announces $63M in budget changes Updated: Jul-30-15 7:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback tinkered Thursday with Kansas' budget to keep it in balance, announcing $63 million in changes that he said should have little effect on the public.
- Kansas governor won't be present for budget announcement Updated: Jul-28-15 6:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback doesn't plan to be present when his administration outlines $50 million in spending cuts to help Kansas avert a budget deficit.
- Planned Parenthood, abortion foes have long Kansas history Updated: Jul-26-15 12:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's push for an investigation into whether tissue from aborted fetuses is being sold commercially is the latest episode in a long history of moves against Planned Parenthood by Kansas abortion opponents.
- Kansas National Guard to be reviewed for security Updated: Jul-23-15 5:08 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered a review of security at Kansas National Guard facilities in the wake of the fatal shootings at Tennessee recruiting sites.
- Brownback campaign seeks donation from Westar amid rate case Updated: Jul-21-15 2:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's campaign approached a Westar Energy official for a campaign debt donation while the utility is in the process of seeking a rate increase, a newspaper reported.
- Researchers: Kansas cash balance to be lower than expected Updated: Jul-21-15 10:22 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislative researchers say the state's cash balance could be smaller next June than lawmakers realized when they approved increases in sales and tobacco taxes to fill a $400 million budget gap.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Jul-21-15 8:06 am
Salina Journal, July 20
- Brownback raising cash to pay down campaign debt, legal fees Updated: Jul-14-15 1:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback and his campaign finance team are trying to drum up donations to pay off legal fees and debt still outstanding from his 2014 re-election campaign, according to a newspaper report.
- Same-sex marriage ruling raises issues for Kansas, Missouri Updated: Jul-11-15 11:28 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation.
- Army troop cuts modest at Kansas posts; officials relieved Updated: Jul-09-15 6:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas faces losing fewer than 700 soldiers from the Army's cuts in active-duty forces over the next two years, and state officials said Thursday that the modest reductions show Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth remain vital to the military.
- Kansas, Missouri governors differ in gay marriage responses Updated: Jul-08-15 7:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback described the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage as a potential threat to religious liberties, while Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called it an important step toward creating a fairer society.
- Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-07-15 7:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' governor told state government agencies Tuesday that they can't punish ministers or religious groups for opposing same-sex marriage, and critics said he is sanctioning discrimination even as the state extends new benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
- Kansas may not issue pension bonds, despite legal authority Updated: Jul-02-15 6:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Market conditions could delay or prevent Kansas from issuing $1 billion in bonds as part of an effort to boost the financial health of its pension system for teachers and government workers, even though top state officials gave the go-ahead Thursday.