The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Kansas in the News

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Kansas Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

Kansas and Missouri battle for Boeing with incentives (Kansas City Star, 12/4/13)
In recent cases, Kansas and Missouri invoke laws similar to ‘stand your ground’ (Kansas City Star, 12/1/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

In Kansas, Medicaid managed care system to take over developmental-disability services (Washington Post, 11/27/13)
Kansas AG issues opinion on guns at polling places (AP, 11/27/13)
Kansas gov raises pension costs as school issue (AP, 11/26/13)
Education debate may shift to pension costs (KMUW, 11/26/13)
Brownback holds closed-door meeting with educators on litigation (Wichita Business Journal, 11/26/13)
Experts say Kansas taxes offer no clear experiment (Kansas City Business Journal, 11/26/13)
Brownback pleased with initial meeting (AP, 11/26/13)
Brownback, school leaders have funding study session (Kansas City Business Journal, 11/26/13)
Experts: Brownback tax experiment may be hard to measure (The Mirror, 11/25/13)
Governor opens dialogue aimed at avoiding future school finance lawsuits (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/25/13)
Impacts of Brownback tax policy: We may never know (Wichita Business Journal, 11/25/13)
Governor hosts educators for closed-door meeting (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/25/13)
OPINION: Kansas skeptical of Brownback experiment (Hutchinson News, 11/24/13)
The Brownback experiment: hard to measure (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/24/13)
Missouri governor asks Brownback to back off of study on diverting water from Missouri River (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/22/13)
Brownback: State reviewing math, education standards (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/22/13)
Kansas employment jumps in Sept, October, but still lags behind pre-tax-cut levels (The Buzz, 11/22/13)
ACLU sues Kansas over voter registration requirements (USA Today, 11/21/13)
ACLU sues Kobach, claiming two-tier voter registration system illegal (The Buzz, 11/21/13)
Regents may seek support of Brownback, Legislature in its long-term goals (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/21/13)
Democrats urge expansion of Medicaid in Kansas (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/21/13)
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Praeger declines invitation to meet with Obama on ACA (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/20/13)
Buzzchatter: Brownback is eager to talk about schools, but with whom? (Kansas City Star, 11/20/13)
Brownback turns Medicaid over to private companies… and these are the results (Daily Kos, 11/20/13)
Kansas’ most vulnerable now have even less health care, thanks to Gov. Brownback (The Pitch, 11/19/13)
Governor Brownback seeks school finance dialogue (AP, 11/18/13)
Brownback says litigation over school finance is ‘dumb way of handling this’; only Republicans invited to discussion (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/18/13)
Kansas Gov on ‘border war’: “It’s good to hear that Gov. Nixon is joining this discussion” (PoliticMO, 11/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Medicaid decision made Kansas poorer (Wichita Eagle, 11/10/13)
Analysis: Kansas gov, Dems waiting for data on cuts (AP, 11/10/13)
Top Kansas legislators weigh in on K-12 financing (Wichita Eagle, 11/9/13)
Huelskamp sings a different tune as he wheels through western Kansas (Kansas City Star, 11/8/13)
Brownback, Wagle: School finance ruling could trigger public fight over judge selection (Wichita Eagle, 11/7/13)
UG commissioners to vote on resolution protesting new prevailing wage law (Kansas City Kansan, 11/6/13)
Funding for bio and agro-defense lab at Kansas State stalls in Congress (Kansas City Star, 11/6/13)
State legislative committee to review school finance system (KMUW, 11/6/13)
Forecast: Kansas tax collections to dip $29M below estimate (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/6/13)
Voters may have run out of patience with sales taxes (Kansas City Star, 11/6/13)
AUDIO: Democrats respond to Brownback claim (KD Country 94, 11/5/13)
The Pitch’s guide to Kansas’ shift from far right to very wrong (The Pitch, 11/5/13)
AUDIO: Gov. Brownback visits Beloit (KD Country 94, 11/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Water plan urgently needed in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 11/4/13)
Governor calls for 50-year vision for Kansas water (High Plains Journal, 11/4/13)
Legislators say big budget cuts to higher ed, other areas would occur if public schools win finance lawsuit (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/4/13)
Mediation set in Kansas abortion threat case (AP, 11/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Brownback a prophet without honor? (Wichita Eagle, 11/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Political polls leave room for hope (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/3/13)
Reservoir sustainability is key focus of long-term water policy plan ordered by governor (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/3/13)
KanCare savings result in hardship for some (Kansas City Star, 11/2/13)
One year before gubernatorial election, money race begins (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Brownback – Responding to New York Times education critics (Ottawa Herald, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Kansas sees revenue shortfall, but Brownback administration says tax cuts are boosting economy (AP, 10/31/13)
Kansas tax revenues $18 million short in October (AP, 10/31/13)
COMMENTARY: The people of Kansas sayeth the governor listens not (Kansas City Star, 10/31/13)
State tax revenues continue to fall (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/31/13)
Kansas tax cuts a matter of fairness, not economic development, state now argues (The Buzz, 10/31/13)
Next big day for the Davis-Docking ticket is… (Kansas City Star, 10/30/13)
Kansas wants control of rec areas at reservoirs (Kansas City Star, 10/30/13)
Brownback a one-term governor? (Winfield Daily Courier, 10/29/13)
Davis polling well with moderate Kansans (WE Blog, 10/29/13)
Early poll shows Davis leading Brownback in governor’s race (Winfield Daily Courier, 10/29/13)
Legislative budget tour wraps up at KU (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/29/13)
Details of head-to-head poll between Brownback, Davis reveal interesting results (Kansas City Kansan, 10/29/13)
Surveys find a hint of election vulnerability in Gov. Sam Brownback (Kansas City Star, 10/29/13)
Brownback requests state control of Corps parks (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/29/13)
Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis names Jill Docking as running mate (Wichita Eagle, 10/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Koback a demigod or a demagogue? (Wichita Eagle, 10/20/13)
Kansas lawmakers launch fact-finding tour of higher education campuses (AP, 10/20/13)
Brownback-era policy swirls in constitutional maelstrom (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/20/13)
Officials hoping for thaw in icy relations between higher education and Republican legislative leaders (Lawrence Journal World, 10/20/13)
Former Kansas AG Kline’s law license suspended for misconduct during abortion investigation (AP, 10/18/13)
Regents foresee possible tenure threat (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/17/13)
Brownback names Lenexa attorney as chief counsel (AP, 10/16/13)
State education board hears preview of upcoming legislative debates (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/16/13)
Kansas’ anti-abortion laws have already cost the state nearly $1 million (Salon, 10/15/13)
Kansas abortion lawsuits cost $913K (Washington Post, 10/14/13)
School funding lawsuit could end Brownback’s tax legacy (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/13/13)
Two separate classes of voters possible under Sec of State Kobach’s proposal (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/13/13)
Kansas governor’s legacy clouded by school funding case (AP, 10/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Sam Brownback: State minimizing shutdown impact (Wichita Eagle, 10/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Shortchanging Kansas schoolchildren (New York Times, 10/13/13)
Legislators to tour Kansas colleges, universities whose budgets they cut (Kansas City Star, 10/12/13)
Brownback warns shutdown could cut off services by mid-November (AP, 10/12/13)
Sen. Roberts calls on HHS Secretary Sebelius to resign (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/11/13)
2 state plan 2-tier system for balloting (New York Times, 10/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Calling for Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation, Sen. Pat Roberts heads further right (Kansas City Star, 10/11/13)
Pat Roberts calls on Sebelius to resign (The Buzz, 10/11/13)
DOJ plans to appeal Kansas abortion threat case (AP, 10/10/13)
VIDEO: Brownback offers $5K reward for Eureka murder suspect (KWCH, 10/9/13)
Tea party activist Milton Wolf will challenge Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas (Wichita Eagle, 10/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Brownback’s tax cuts don’t light up the scoreboard (Kansas City Star, 10/8/13)
State argues court can’t order more funding for schools; two justices say state broke its promise (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/8/13)
Kansas Supreme Court justices grill lawyers during school finance appeal (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/8/13)
Justices argue Kansas school funding is a ‘broken promise,’ and lawmakers warn of ‘suicide pact’ (Kansas City Star, 10/8/13)
Kansas Legislature threatens showdown with court over school financing (New York Times, 10/8/13)
Brownback administration drops federal grant program to help people apply for food stamps (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/8/13)
Health care providers raise concerns about KanCare (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/7/13)
Democrats sense a chance of defeating Republican Kobach in secretary of state’s race (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/6/13)
Constitutional stalemate brewing over Kansas school funding (Kansas City Star, 10/6/13)
Brownback administration won’t treat same-sex married couples the same for tax purposes (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/4/13)
Kansas says gay couples must file taxes as singles (AP, 10/4/13)
More than 1,100 furloughed because of federal government shutdown, state officials say (Lawrence Journal-World, 10/4/13)
Brownback, Davis differ on meaning of economic figures (Kansas City Kansan, 10/3/13)
America in creative transition to a new ‘center’: Govs. Rick Perry, Mike Pence, Sam Brownback lead the way (The Hill, 10/3/13)
Kansas governor says state braced for shutdown (AP, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

School funding advocates concerned politics may impact finance ruling (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Davis’ ‘Evil Brownback’ strategy won’t work (Ottawa Herald, 9/27/13)
Brownback takes float trip to tout Kansas River recreational uses (AP, 9/26/13)
Lawsuit filed in Kansas to block science standard (AP, 9/26/13)
Kansas group responds to underfunded public pension allegation (Kansas City Star, 9/25/13)
Former Republican seeks Democratic nomination for Kansas Secretary of State (Kansas City Star, 9/25/13)
Abortion opponents plan prayer vigil outside Wichita clinic (Kansas City Star, 9/23/13)
GOP’s 2012 vice presidential candidate Ryan to raise funds for Brownback (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/23/13)
Data show applications of would-be Kansas voters can be on hold for years (AP, 9/23/13)
New Kansas appeals court judge’s swearing-in timing questioned (AP, 9/23/13)
Kansas moderate Republicans try to fight back with new group (Huff Post Politics, 9/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Paul Davis will need lots of money to have a shot against Sam Brownback (Kansas City Star, 9/20/13)
Kansas education official responds to GOP resolution (AP, 9/19/13)
More money sought for Kansas universities (AP, 9/19/13)
Kansas chief justice says courts may have to close temporarily to meet budget (AP, 9/19/13)
Kansas lieutenant gov testifies on federal health changes (Kansas City Star, 9/19/13)
Kansas education board wants to fingerprint more teachers (AP, 9/18/13)
VIDEO: Democrat Davis to challenge Kansas Gov. Brownback (Washington Post, 9/17/13)
Kansas lawmakers could debate death penalty in 2014 (AP, 9/15/13)
Kansas Legislature: Special session done in two days (HPPR, 9/9/13)
Citizenship rule complicates voter sign-up for thousands (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Short special session (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/8/13)
Kansas faces looming teacher shortage (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/8/13)
Kansas food stamp recipients without children have three months to find work (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/8/13)
Analysis: Kansas Supreme Court vacancy may show contrast in judicial selection (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/8/13)
Former Kansas Budget Director to work for Kansas Policy Institute (AP, 9/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Special session well done (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/7/13)
Court appointment adds fuel to conservatives’ fire to change selection process (Wichita Eagle, 9/7/13)
Sen. Bruce: Court of Appeals appointment ‘a spectacle’ (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/7/13)
Kansas lawmakers note unusual public focus on appeals court candidate (AP, 9/7/13)
‘Hard 50′ debate now moves to the courts (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/7/13)
Brownback’s former budget director, Anderson, will work on state fiscal policy at KPI (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/6/13)
EDITORIAL: A bad mix of politics and courts in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 9/6/13)
UPDATE: Gov. Sam Brownback signs ‘Hard 50′ bill (KAKE, 9/6/13)
Gov. Sam Brownback visited Emporia on Thursday (Emporia Gazette, 9/5/13)
Challenges to ‘Hard 50′ fix months, years off (AP, 9/5/13)
Brownback applauds swift work in special session (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/5/13)
Conservative DC group’s ad lauds Stegall confirmation (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/5/13)
Kansas voter citizenship amendment rejected (Dodge Globe, 9/5/13)
Kansas Senate confirms new Regents, other appointees (AP, 9/4/13)
Change in Kansas food stamp rules could cut off 20,000 recipients (Kansas City Star, 9/4/13)
OPINION: Attacks on judicial nominee not warranted (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/4/13)
KPERS’ unfunded liability rises to $10.2B (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/4/13)
Stegall wins confirmation to Court of Appeals (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/4/13)
Kansas ‘Hard 50′ bill goes to governor; Stegall confirmed to Court of Appeals (AP, 9/4/13)
Food stamp glimpse: Kansas history and puzzling present (HPPR, 9/3/13)
Senate panel endorses 5 Brownback nominees (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/3/13)
Groups seek repeal of Kansas voter citizenship law (Wichita Eagle, 9/3/13)

AUGUST 2013

Roberts, Brownback families share links to abolitionist past (Topeka Capital Journal, 8/31/13)
Kassebaum, Tacha oppose new Kansas method of picking judges (Kansas City Star, 8/30/13)
Kansas tax collections in August continue downward slide (Kansas City Star, 8/30/13)
Democrats eye changes to new Kansas voter ID rules (AP, 8/29/13)
Libertarian announces candidacy for Kansas governor; Update: Another Libertarian is apparently in the race already (Kansas City Star, 8/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Stop trying to undo elections (Kansas City Star, 8/27/13)
The Kansas employment riddle, continued (Kansas City Star, 8/22/13)
Kansas Hispanic voters: Opportunity for state’s Democrats (HPPR, 8/20/13)
Brownback’s budget director resigns (Kansas City Star, 8/16/13)
Brownback’s office addresses Kansas revenue riddle (Kansas City Star, 8/15/13)
Davis files paperwork for campaign for Kansas governor (Kansas City Star, 8/8/13)
Libertarian files for Kansas governor’s race (AP, 8/7/13)
Kansas panel will meet before special session to review ‘Hard 50′ plans (Kansas City Star, 8/7/13)
Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp stands up to the GOP (Kansas City Star, 8/7/13)
Gov. Brownback open to border war negotiations with Missouri (Kansas City Star, 8/6/13)
Brownback to call special session to rewrite ‘Hard 50′ law (Kansas City Star, 8/6/13)
Democrats target Yoder, Jenkins (Kansas City Star, 8/5/13)
Paul Ryan to campaign for Brownback in Mission Hills (Kansas City Star, 8/5/13)
Kansas budget busting a lesson to tax cutters (Omaha World-Herald, 8/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Kansas Democrats need a first-tier opponent for Same Brownback (Kansas City Star, 8/2/13)
Roberts: Let’s eliminate health care exchanges (Kansas City Star, 8/2/13)

JULY 2013

AUDIO: Lawmaker pledges scrutiny of Brownback’s court nominee (AP, 7/31/13)
One prominent Kansas Democratic prospect for governor may be a ‘no-go’ (The Buzz, 7/31/13)
The Kansas revenue riddle (The Buzz, 7/31/13)
Kobach considering plan that could produce two kinds of voters (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/31/13)
Brownback resisting ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion measure (AP, 7/31/13)
Brownback appointments on agenda for special session (AP, 7/30/13)
Meeting days approved for KanCare oversight committee (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/30/13)
Legislative leaders will take budget meetings to universities around the state (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/29/13)
Abortion group sees special session as opportunity (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Special considerations (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/28/13)
Kansas lawmakers’ special sessions were 2 to 25 days (AP, 7/26/13)
Kansas GOP flocking to ALEC gathering (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/26/13)
Must read: state failures haunt Democrats (The Buzz, 7/26/13)
Special session will be 22nd in Kansas’ history (AP, 7/26/13)
Brownback calls special legislative session for Sept. 3 (AP, 7/26/13)
States see new tactic on abortion legislation (Kansas City Star, 7/25/13)
Kansas anti-abortion group steps away from Roberts criticism (Kansas City Star, 7/25/13)
Kansas voting laws could face Justice Dept. scrutiny (Wichita Eagle, 7/25/13)
Kansas AG seeks special legislative session to rescue ‘Hard 50′ law (AP, 7/24/13)
Dole, Eisenhower join Kansas gov’s re-election team (AP, 7/23/13)
Kris Kobach adds gun rights to his political arsenal (Kansas City Star, 7/23/13)
Kansas governor to address conservatives at regional CPAC Missouri conference (St. Louis Beacon, 7/23/13)
Legislators, university leaders to meet over budget cuts (Wichita Eagle, 7/22/13)
Brownback signs food safety pact in trip to China (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/22/13)
Kansas Democrats expect governor hopeful to arise soon (AP, 7/21/13)
Reports give mixed reviews of Kansas economy (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/21/13)
Problem of voter registrations in ‘suspense’ likely to continue (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/19/13)
Brownback administration touts business rankings (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/17/13)
Kansas board rejects Kris Kobach’s voter registration fix (AP, 7/16/13)
Voting rights advocates fear problems with proof of citizenship requirement will mean many lost votes (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/16/13)
Disability advocates gird for full KanCare inclusion (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/16/13)
EDITORIAL: The royal governor (Hays Daily News, 7/16/13)
Disability groups to ask for KanCare opt-out (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/15/13)
Kansas governor leads mission to China (Kansas Watchdog, 7/15/13)
Brownback monitoring Kansas scale accuracy issues (AP, 7/15/13)
Brownback names Kansas secretary of administration (Kansas City Star, 7/15/13)
Kansas among few states that cut funding to universities (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/15/13)
Governor weighs scale reform system (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/15/13)
Brownback office denies report of Stegall to appeals court as ‘premature speculation’ (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/12/13)
Brownback leading new overseas trade mission (Hays Post, 7/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Brownback’s poor excuses for secrecy on judges (Kansas City Star, 7/12/13)
Kobach proposes rule change on proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/12/13)
Brownback will keep names of judicial applicants a secret (Kansas City Star, 7/11/13)
Kansas sets record for concealed-carry applications (Kansas City Star, 7/10/13)
Kansas foes of school Common Core standards focus on tests (Kansas City Star, 7/9/13)
Kansas governor rejects call to name court applicants (AP, 7/8/13)
Kansas school gun law causes districts to lose insurance coverage (USA Today, 7/7/13)
EDITORIAL: No surprise in judicial selection process (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/6/13)
Hundreds of public entities take temporary exemption from concealed carry expansion (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/5/13)
League of Women Voters seeks to get names of judicial applicants from Brownback (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/3/13)
Brownback wants GOP to keep talking about social issues (WE Blog, 7/2/13)
Federal suit over state abortion law on fast track (AP, 7/1/13)
Kansas Democrat criticizes Regents appointment (Kansas City Star, 7/1/13)
Brownback: It’s not the economy, stupid (Kansas Watchdog, 7/1/13)
Democratic leader says Brownback improperly packing Kansas Board of Regents with too many Republicans (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/1/13)
Democratic leader: Former Republican’s appointment to Board of Regents is ‘violating the intent of the law’ (Wichita Eagle, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Details spur lawsuits against new Kansas abortion law (AP, 6/30/13)
Advocates for gay rights still face long road to marriage equality in Kansas (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/30/13)
Democrats criticize Brownback over public stance for higher education while approving cuts (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/28/13)
State govt buildings to allow concealed carry of guns (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/28/13)
Lawsuit filed challenges Kansas voter ID law (Kansas City Star, 6/28/13)
Brownback says Romney focused too much on the economy in jailed White House bid (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/28/13)
Kansas revenue drops in June; income tax cut to blame (Kansas City Star, 6/28/13)
Judge puts parts of new Kansas abortion law on hold (AP, 6/28/13)
Gov. Brownback to speak at Ark. GOP dinner (AP, 6/28/13)
Kansas releases bill for governor’s Paris excursion (Kansas Watchdog, 6/28/13)
Two Kansas men challenge voter ID law (Wichita Eagle, 6/27/13)
Kansas governor won’t disclose appeals court applicants (Kansas City Star, 6/27/13)
Brownback appoints three to Kansas Board of Regents; vows to fight for restored funding to higher ed (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/27/13)
Kansas judge weighs KC area doctors’ challenge to abortion law (AP, 6/27/13)
Brownback appoints three to Board of Regents, including Ann Murguia (AP, 6/27/13)
Lawsuit filed challenges Kansas voter ID law (Wichita Eagle, 6/27/13)
Fight over Kansas abortion law in state court, too (Kansas City Star, 6/27/13)
Kansas abortion law is still set to take effect Monday (Kansas City Star, 6/26/13)
Push for same-sex marriage seen as unlikely in Kansas, Missouri (Kansas City Star, 6/26/13)
Why are Kansas Democrats in trouble? Census figures suggest one explanation (Kansas City Star, 6/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Common Core is a conservative win for Kansas (Kansas City Star, 6/25/13)
Kansas’ internal borrowing for budget declines (AP, 6/25/13)
Brownback is off and running for re-election (WE Blog, 6/24/13)
Brownback mulls first pick to Kansas Court of Appeals (KC Business Journal, 6/24/13)
Sam Brownback accused of seeking ‘absolute control’ for Kansas conservatives (Huff Post Politics, 6/24/13)
Planned Parenthood seeks immiediate halt to parts of new Kansas abortion law (Kansas City Star, 6/24/13)
Budget cuts mean no more Head Start for hundreds of Kansas children (Kansas City Star, 6/24/13)
One-third of Kansas voter registration applications held up (AP, 6/24/13)
Brownback PAC chief says governor will run for re-election next year (AP, 6/21/13)
Arts advocate says decision by Commerce will delay funding for Kansas arts organizations (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Kansas’ march to zero could be a march to a showdown (Kansas City Star, 6/21/13)
Brownback taking applications for Court of Appeals (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/21/13)
Lawsuit challenges new Kansas abortion law (Kansas City Star, 6/20/13)
Regents want to restore higher ed funding cuts (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/20/13)
Brownback donor’s Mississippi company gets Kansas child support contract (Kansas City Star, 6/20/13)
Planned Parenthood sues over new Kansas abortion law (AP, 6/20/13)
Tuition rates at Kansas universities go up again (Kansas City Star, 6/19/13)
Tuition, fees going up; regents blame Legislature (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Guns in schools and ‘goofballs’ in the Kansas Legislature (Kansas City Star, 6/19/13)
OPINION: Kansas taxes are now flatter and fairer (Kansas City Star, 6/18/13)
Insight Kansas: Finding funding for higher ed (Pittsburgh Morning Sun, 6/18/13)
Kansas lawmaker: Post-session update: It was another difficult year (Winfield Daily Courier, 6/18/13)
Senate Democratic leader asks AG whether Supreme Court’s voter decision affects Kansas (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/18/13)
Kansas Democrat asks if SCOTUS ruling on Arizona law applies in Kansas (The Buzz, 6/18/13)
KS Dept of Education says Legislature’s school funding is $650M short (AP, 6/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Immigration protesters were out of line to march on Kris Kobach’s home (Kansas City Star, 6/18/13)
Report says schools underfunded $657M in FY 2015 (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/17/13)
Brownback leads week-long excursion to Paris Air Show (Kansas Watchdog, 6/17/13)
Immigration protest at Kobach home draws criticism, anger (The Buzz, 6/17/13)
Kobach considering filing charges against protesters came to his home (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/17/13)
Even with some funds restored, Kansas corrections officials worry about crime going up (Kansas City Star, 6/17/13)
Supreme Court ruling on voter ID could affect Kansas law (Kansas City Star, 6/17/13)
Kansas colleges and universities learn to cope with budget cuts (Kansas City Star, 6/16/13)
Kansas education standards debate exposes tensions (AP, 6/16/13)
Brownback signs 2-year budget plan, vetoes DOC cuts (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/15/13)
Gov. Brownback signs 2-year Kansas budget (Kansas City Star, 6/15/13)
Gov. Brownback signs Kansas income tax cut bill (AP, 6/14/13)
Brownback tax plan, Kansas GOP mocked (Hays Post, 6/14/13)
Kansas views on working poor, state budget, sales-tax increase, higher-ed cuts, science standards (Wichita Eagle, 6/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Finally, signs of progress on the Kansas-Missouri border (Kansas City Star, 6/13/13)
Brownback calls out Missouri on border war (Kansas City Star, 6/13/13)
COMMENTARY: What’s the matter with Kansas’ tax policy? (US News, 6/13/13)
Brownback signs Kansas tax measure (Kansas City Star, 6/13/13)
Kansas ponders innovative-schools law (AP, 6/13/13)
Brownback pits Kansas against Texas (WSJ.com, 6/12/13)
Brownback to sign tax bill in Overland Park (Kansas City Star, 6/12/13)
Insight Kansas: Stage set for 2014 campaigns (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/11/13)
Kansas approves new science standards (AP, 6/11/13)
Is Kansas on the path to financial crisis? (Christian Science Monitor, 6/11/13)
Corrections officials in Kansas face at least $5.6M in cutbacks (Kansas City Star, 6/9/13)
Winners and losers from the 2013 Kansas legislative session (Kansas City Star, 6/8/13)
Regents blast higher education budget cuts approved by Legislature; call on Brownback to veto portion of cuts (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/6/13)
Analysis group believes new tax plan could ruin Kansas (Lawrence Journal World, 6/5/13)
Liberal group to hold mock funeral for Kansas to protest Brownback’s tax measures (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/5/13)
NRA-backed Kansas law raises tough free-speech issues (AP, 6/5/13)
Analysis: 2013 legislative session over; results will be judged by Kansas voters (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/3/13)
KU officials evaluating effects of Legislature’s budget cuts (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/3/13)
Kansas lawmakers fail to expand Kris Kobach’s power (Kansas City Star, 6/3/13)
Kansas Legislature finally passes tax plan (Kansas City Star, 6/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Why are these Kansas politicians celebrating? (Kansas City Star, 6/2/13)
Republicans approve tax, appropriations wills to conclude legislative session (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/2/13)
Tax cut or not? The dispute simmers in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 6/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Stealthy Kansas lawmakers pass early morning tax hikes (Kansas City Star, 6/2/13)
New labor laws in Kansas and Missouri bolster the boss (Kansas City Star, 6/1/13)
Effort to block new education standards fails in House (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/1/13)
Brownback, Legislature agree on revenue plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/1/13)

MAY 2013

Kansas tax debate splits GOP, pushes Legislature into overtime (Huffington Post, 5/31/13)
Brownback signs measure barring use of Kansas tax dollars on advocacy on gun control issues (AP, 5/31/13)
Kansas House scrambling to craft yet another tax plan (Kansas City Star, 5/31/13)
Kansas revenue secretary makes pitch to House GOP (AP, 5/31/13)
May revenue hike in Kansas far less than meets the eye (Kansas City Star, 5/31/13)
Debate on education standards revives in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 5/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Kansas senators protect Christians in the military. That’s a relief! (Kansas City Star, 5/31/13)
EDITORIAL: Bad legislature plagues good people of Kansas (Kansas City Star, 5/31/13)
Tax revenue up in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 5/31/13)
Kansas stalemate continues as House defeats tax plan (Kansas City Star, 5/30/13)
Gridlock in statehouse, session could run into June (AP, 5/30/13)
House shoots down another tax plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/30/13)
Tax impasse continues as Kansas House rejects latest tax plan (Wichita Eagle, 5/30/13)
Kansas House adjourns 15 minutes after it starts (Kansas City Star, 5/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Kansas lawmakers play $45,000-a-day joke on taxpayers (Kansas City Star, 5/29/13)
Freshmen Republicans in House don’t like the options provided by their leadership (Lawrence Journal-World, 5/29/13)
Kansas tax deal stalls again after vote in House (Kansas City Star, 5/28/13)
Insight Kansas: Brownback should be careful about his wishes (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/28/13)
Kansas lawmakers resuming work on tax plan, budget (Kansas City Star, 5/28/13)
Bill offers sales tax deja vu for veteran House members (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/28/13)
Brownback’s sales tax increase will affect Johnson County’s future (Kansas City Star, 5/28/13)
Another tax increase bites the dust in the House; Democrats call for end to the session (Lawrence Journal-World, 5/28/13)
Kansas Legislature returns to face tax, budget decisions (Lawrence Journal-World, 5/27/13)
Governor needs to usher lawmakers to the exits (WE Blog, 5/26/13)
Governor’s appeal fails as House downs tax plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Meltdown in Topeka: Brownback, lawmakers keep horror show going (Kansas City Star, 5/24/13)
Kansas still looking for sales tax deal (AP, 5/24/13)
House rejects Senate-approved tax package; Legislature adjourns, new plan teed up (Lawrence Journal-World, 5/24/13)
GOP Senate approves sales tax increase, cuts in know tax rates, lower food sales tax (Lawrence Journal-World, 5/23/13)
Last day of negotiations yields no tax compromise (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/23/13)
Proposal for lower Kansas sales tax on groceries rejected (AP, 5/22/13)
Brownback: Higher sales taxes or bust (Hays Post, 5/22/13)
Senate, House dealing on tax and budget issues as wrap-up session continues (Lawrence Journal-World, 5/22/13)
Republican tax plans would increase revenues, analysis shows (Lawrence Journal-World, 5/22/13)
Kansas tax and budget negotiations nudge forward (Kansas City Star, 5/21/13)
Frustrated Kansas lawmakers hatch tax alternatives (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/21/13)
Senate GOP leaders propose compromise tax plan (Kansas City Star, 5/21/13)
Kansas lawmakers pass bill on gun lobbying (AP, 5/21/13)
Higher education spending key issue in Kansas budget talks (AP, 5/20/13)
Common Core provision muddies Kansas budget talks (AP, 5/18/13)
Kansas bill gags all gun lobbying (Wichita Eagle, 5/17/13)
Kansas budget negotiations abruptly end (AP, 5/17/13)
Kansas Legislature to continue into next week (AP, 5/17/13)
The Kansas death penalty has cobwebs (Kansas City Star, 5/17/13)
COMMENTARY: No tolls, no gas tax, no sales tax, so… (Kansas City Star, 5/17/13)
Education spending, state worker pay cap hold up Kansas budget negotiations (AP, 5/16/13)
Top Kansas House Democrat: Staffer faces discipline over tweets (AP, 5/16/13)
Kansas lawmakers agree to issue biodefense lab bonds (AP, 5/16/13)
Possible Kansas tax compromise in the works (Kansas City Star, 5/15/13)
Brownback, GOP leaders defend private budget talks (Wichita Eagle, 5/14/13)
Kansas Senate debating $202M for national biodefense lab (Kansas City Star, 5/14/13)
New plan for Kansas judiciary selection emerges (AP, 5/13/13)
Kansas judicial selection issue part of national trend (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/11/13)
First days of legislative wrap-up session results in frustrated lawmakers, little action (Wichita Eagle, 5/10/13)
Gov. signs two bills championed by Democrats (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/9/13)
No quick resolution of tax dispute as lawmakers return to Capitol (Wichita Eagle, 5/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Brownback’s sales tax increase is best of bad options (Kansas City Star, 5/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Colleges, Johnson County held hostage by Brownback (Kansas City Star, 5/6/13)
Statehouse rally rails against Brownback, conservatives (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/4/13)
Brownback hold the line on higher education (Kansas City Star, 5/4/13)
Sam Brownback responds to US AG Holder on new Kansas gun law (The Pitch, 5/3/13)
Fight brewing in Kansas over gun-control nullification laws (Washington Post, 5/3/13)
Sam Brownback digs in on ‘Made in Kansas’ gun exemption law (ProPublica, 5/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Brownback should ignore Holder’s gun letter (Kansas City Star, 5/2/13)
AG Eric Holder to Sam Brownback: Nice try on gun law (The Pitch, 5/2/13)
Kansas gun law is under fire (Kansas City Star, 5/2/13)
Atheists meet with Governor Brownback of Kansas (Examiner.com, 5/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Missouri and Kansas lawmakers are hard at work for the gun lobby (Kansas City Star, 5/2/13)
Eric Holder tells Sam Brownback that Kansas’ new gun law is unconstitutional (Huffington Post, 5/2/13)
Insight Kansas: The politics of funding the Regents (Marysville Advocate, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

OPINION: Tight-lipped gov masters the ‘no comment’ (Hays Daily News, 4/30/13)
Will Kansas be a model for nation or a warning? (WE Blog, 4/30/13)
Brownback still mum on Medicaid growth, but sold on biolab (Kansas City Star, 4/30/13)
Kansas Action for Children criticizes Brownback’s plan to divert funds from children’s endowment (Kansas City Kansan, 4/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Sam Brownback in fiscal netherworld (Kansas City Star, 4/29/13)
Brownback signs law requiring drug tests for welfare, unemployment benefits (Wichita Eagle, 4/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Courage in Kansas (New York Times, 4/13/13)
Lawrence legislators say they hope Kansans will turn the tide on current policies (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/13/13)
Women’s rights groups urge Kansas governor not to sign anti-abortion bills (Wichita Eagle, 4/9/13)
Petitions delivered urging Brownback to veto anti-abortion measures (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/9/13)
Hensley says Republican leaders delayed wrap-up session to attend ALEC summit (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/8/13)
Abortion rights supporters will ask Brownback to reject bills, but he is likely to sign them into law (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/8/13)
Democrats criticize Brownback over comments made in national radio address (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/8/13)
Lawmakers have much to weigh over recess (Wichita Eagle, 4/7/13)
‘At fertilization’ declaration gives some pause (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/7/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Sam Brownback delivers weekly GOP address (WIBW, 4/6/13)
Life beings ‘at fertilization’: Sweeping anti-abortion bill goes to Kansas governor (AP, 4/6/13)
OPINION: Economic schemes likely to hurt Kansas (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/6/13)
Sweeping anti-abortion bill passes Kansas Legislature, awaits governor’s signature (Kansas City Star,4/6/13)
House, Senate grind toward session deadline (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/5/13)
Gun bills easily approved (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/5/13)
Kansas House votes overwhelmingly against Senate’s tax plan (Wichita Eagle, 4/5/13)
Lawmakers OK allowing educators to carry guns in schools, approve making Kansas-made guns immune from federal laws (Wichita Eagle, 4/5/13)
Conceal-carry gun expansion passes Legislature (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/5/13)
Governor has misgivings about pension bonds (AP, 4/5/13)
Lawmakers approve bill to partially merge Kansas Turnpike with KDOT (Kansas City Star, 4/5/13)
House budget negotiators back off from across-the-board cuts to higher education (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/5/13)
Kansas House to Senate: Forget your tax plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/5/13)
Lawmakers OK allowing educators to carry guns in schools (Kansas City Star, 4/5/13)

Sales tax divide at the heart of Kansas House, Senate differences (Wichita Business Eagle, 4/4/13)
Kansas legislators reach compromise on holding back first-graders (Kansas City Star, 4/4/13)
Gun rights bills on target for final passage (Lawrence Journal-World, 4/4/13)
Backers of Kansas gun bills expect legislative votes (Kansas City Star, 4/4/13)
Income tax measure on hold for Kansas Legislature’s break (KC Business Journal, 4/4/13)
Kansas lawmakers prepare for final votes on big anti-abortion bill (AP, 4/4/13)
Kansas negotiators close to gun bill agreement (AP, 4/3/13)
Kansas agency’s promise ends dispute on AIDS quarantine ban measure (Kansas City Star, 4/3/13)
Welfare drug-testing bill headed to Gov. Brownback’s desk (Kansas City Star, 4/3/13)
Negotiators make little progress on tax cut plans (AP, 4/2/13)
KS drug-testing bill goes to governor (AP, 4/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Poor paying the price (Wichita Eagle, 4/2/13)
Kansas Senate passes anti-abortion bill defining life as beginning at fertilization (Kansas City Star, 4/2/13)
Kansas governor signs union fundraising measure (AP, 4/1/13)
Kansas rape statute of limitations change signed by Brownback (AP, 4/1/13)
Kansas Legislature to tackle taxes on ambitious agenda this week (Wichita Business Journal, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

EDITORIAL: Why expand Medicaid? Let us count the reasons (Kansas City Star, 3/31/13)
Kansas GOP leaders eye final push on budget, taxes (AP, 3/31/13)
OPINION: Brownback’s Medicaid silence all about politics (Hutchinson News, 3/31/13)
Capitol Report: Brownback on higher ed, taxes; and KU’s well-connected lobbyist (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/31/13)
GOP leaves tracks in KCK Democratic runoff – Will authentic ‘mainstream’ group please stand up?(Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/30/13)
Brownback’s office says gov isn’t taking side in KCK mayoral race (Kansas City Star, 3/30/13)

Bill would ban mandated wages, benefits (Wichita Eagle, 3/30/13)
Legislative leaders say Kansas Democrats won’t help GOP on taxes (AP, 3/29/13)
Brownback: budget requires canceling sales tax decrease (Wichita Business Journal, 3/29/13)
Senate GOP hoping for quick tax, budget deal (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/29/13)
Kansas gov. says his sales tax plan fits with budget (AP, 3/29/13)
Kansas Senate aims to give keys to the Turnpike to KDOT (KC Business Journal, 3/28/13)
Brownback says his sales tax plan fits with state budget (AP, 3/28/13)
Brownback: Budget will require sales tax at 6.3% (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/28/13)
Kansas tax negotiators begin meetings (KCUR, 3/28/13)
Kansas Court of Appeals judges now picked by governor, with Senate confirmation (Legal Newsline, 3/28/13)
Turnpike bill passes despite bipartisan worry (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/27/13)
Kan. lawmakers open negotiations on tax proposals (AP, 3/27/13)
Senate leaders expect tax, budget plan next week (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/27/13)
Gov. Brownback signs judicial-selection reform (National Review, 3/27/13)
Brownback not thrilled by rewrite of reading reform (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/27/13)
Sales tax continuation major issue in House, Senate negotiations (Wichita Eagle, 3/27/13)
Senate approves plan to fold Kansas Turnpike into KDOT (Wichita Eagle, 3/27/13)
Brownback signs legislation to reform judicial selection (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/27/13)
Brownback signs into law a big change in judge selection (AP, 3/27/13)
Senate shifts retention focus to first-graders (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/26/13)
Senators drawn to governor’s KTA-KDOT union (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/26/13)
Using Texas as a tax model for Kansas has its drawbacks, some state officials say (Wichita Eagle,3/26/13)
Brownback to sign judicial selection bill (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/26/13)
Truce declared in Kansas ‘war’ on teacher bargaining (AP, 3/21/13)
Collective bargaining issues expose open rift among education lobby groups (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/17/13)
Capitol Report: Higher education cuts, pension changes, proof of citizenship (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/17/13)
Analysis: GOP big obstacle for Kansas gov. on taxes (AP, 3/17/13)
Charter schools bill fails in Kansas House committee (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/16/13)
Former Republican state senator talks about conversion to Democratic Party (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/16/13)
More cuts in store for problem gambling fund (Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/16/13)
Kansas Senate GOP leaders eye turnpike-KDOT merger (AP, 3/15/13)
Kansas House approves 3 gun rights measures (AP, 3/15/13)
Supporters of the income tax bill meet (Salina Journal, 3/15/13)
KS governor says options limited in tax debate (AP, 3/14/13)
Legislature considering measures to move local elections to November, allow partisanship (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/14/13)
Senate approves Chamber-backed bill opposed by unions (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/14/13)
Judicial selection bill is on its way to Brownback (AP, 3/14/13)
In the Heartland, supply-side is Yellow Brick Road (TIME, 3/14/13)
Kansas Senate debating union paycheck deductions (Kansas City Star, 3/14/13)
Brownback tax plan approved in Senate, but with changes to deductions proposal (Wichita Business Journal, 3/14/13)
Officials upset budget chief obscured impact of tax bill (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/14/13)
Big changes to Kansas gun laws could be on the way (KSN, 3/14/13)
Kansas Senate advance income, sales tax bill (AP, 3/14/13)
Senators adjust Brownback tax plan before advancing it (Kansas City star, 3/14/13)
Kansas Realtors back homeowner tax break plan (AP, 3/13/13)
New coalition to push for Kansas Medicaid expansion (Kansas City Star, 3/12/13)
Bill could end Kansas Civil Service protections for many (Huffington Post, 3/12/13)
Debate continues over Kansas income and sales tax (AP, 3/12/13)
House Appropriations Committee whittles down Brownback’s budget plan on higher education by $16 million (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/11/13)
Brownback: US needs another Ted Kennedy (WE Blog, 3/11/13)
Kansas House looks at rival tax measure (AP, 3/10/13)
Kansas budget director offered resignation (AP, 3/10/13)
OPINION: Kansas going in the wrong direction? (The Kansan, 3/9/13)
Brownback rejects budget director’s resignation (AP, 3/9/13)
Kansas Republicans want to cut college aid for the poor to pay for more tax breaks (Think Progress, 3/8/13)
VIDEO: Why Kansas Governor believes his ‘red state’ tax model will work (Yahoo!, 3/8/13)
Brownback administration pushes to repeal restrictions on corporate agriculture; opponents say family farms will suffer (Lawrence Journal-World, 3/8/13)
Brownback to national viewers: ‘We’re seeking tax refugees’ (Wichita Eagle, 3/7/13)
Brownback to national viewers: ‘We’re seeking tax refugees’ (Kansas City Star, 3/7/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Brownback on efforts to eliminate the state’s income tax (Fox Business, 3/7/13)
New tactics in border tax war (News Tribune, 3/7/13)
Kansas casts eye on teachers unions (Kansas City Star, 3/6/13)
Kansas insurance regulator supports Obamacare expansion (AP, 3/5/13)
Kansas tax cuts raise budget concerns (Tulsa World, 3/4/13)
FEBRUARY 2013
Brownback warns that Washington budget cuts should shutter meat plants (Wichita Eagle,2/28/13)
Brownback’s popularity low, but he would still beat Democrats (Kansas City Star, 2/26/13)
Analysis: Brownback’s tax vision inspires backlash (AP, 2/24/13)
Revenue Secretary Jordan says Brownback cares ab out the poor (Lawrence Journal-World,2/24/13)
Concerns swirling on Kansas gun legislation (AP, 2/23/13)
Legislative proposals chafe local governments (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/23/13)
Labor leaders hold rally at Statehouse (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/23/13)
Ralliers protest policies of Brownback, conservative Republicans in the Legislature (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/23/13)
Health care providers oppose Republican resolution to not expand Medicaid (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/22/13)
Sen. Holland, Revenue Sec discuss impact of state income tax cuts (Lawrence Journal-World,2/22/13)
Medical groups: Wait on Medicaid announcement (AP, 2/22/13)
Congressional delegation lauds Brownback’s fiscal revolution (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/22/13)
Senate approves constitutional amendment to remove courts from school finance decisions(Lawrence Journal-World, 2/22/13)
Kansans ultimately get a tax cut, Brownback administration says (Wichita Business Journal,2/21/13)
Opponents, supporters of abortion bill square off (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/20/13)
Even some of Gov’s supporters question budget plan (AP, 2/20/13)
Sam Brownback anti-tax plan gets criticized by Kansas homeowners (AP, 2/20/13)
Kansas Senate debate ban on sex-selection abortions (AP, 2/19/13)
Bill seeks to exempt guns made and owned in Kansas from federal regulations (Wichita Eagle,2/19/13)
Can governor’s numbers be trusted? (WE Blog, 2/19/13)
OPINION: Brownback’s numbers are suspect (WIBW, 2/19/13)
Kansas Senate OKs bill prohibiting sex-selection abortions (Wichita Eagle, 2/19/13)
State budget director apologizes for erroneous number in Brownback presentations (Wichita Eagle,2/18/13)
Brownback’s financial figures differ from state numbers (KMBC, 2/17/13)
Analysis: Move shows GOP angst in Kansas tax debate (AP, 2/17/13)
Governor’s numbers come under question (Wichita Eagle, 2/16/13)
AUDIO: In Kansas, a ‘glide path’ to no income taxes. Will it work? (NPR, 2/15/13)
Kansas Realtor group rallies at Statehouse on taxes (AP, 2/13/13)
Prayer plea for ‘dark spiritual areas’ of Kansas draws criticism (Kansas City Star, 2/12/13)
Kansas Senate endorses most of Brownback’s tax proposals (AP, 2/12/13)
Statehouse live: Brownback administration releases estimate on expanding Medicaid, $600 million over 10 years (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/8/13)
Some Republicans resisting Brownback’s tax plan (AP, 2/7/13)
Fairness of Brownback’s tax proposals debated (AP, 2/7/13)
Brownback wants school finance case to go to mediation (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/7/13)
As immigration debate shifts, will Kris Kobach’s role diminish? (Midwest Democracy, 2/5/13)
‘Bleeding Kansas’ a worry for muni investors (Investment News, 2/3/13)
Brownback proposal to eliminate tax breaks for homeowners facing opposition (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Is turnpike merger wise? (Kansas.com, 2/3/13)
Statehouse callers questioned on pro-union stance (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/1/13)
Report: KS gov’s tax plan causes 2018 shortfall (AP, 2/1/13)
Democrats decry Brownback tax plan; Republican leader says it may get altered (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/1/13)
Kansas House passes bill on public employee unions (AP, 2/1/13)
JANUARY 2013
COMMENTARY: Utopia, Brownback style, looks better from afar (Kansas City Star, 1/31/13)
Kansas Sec of state not considering GOP primary challenge (National Review, 1/30/13)
Kansas House passes bill that could hurt public employee unions (Kansas City Star, 1/30/13)
Tea party group: Brownback moving at ’snail’s pace’ on income tax cuts (Wichita Business Journal,1/30/13)
Big money, big stakes as lawmakers examine collection of union dues (Kansas City Star, 1/30/13)
Kris Kobach running for re-election in 2014 (Kansas City Star, 1/29/13)

Kansas revenue chief touts governor’s tax proposals (AP, 1/29/13)
Kansas Senate panel to examine governor’s tax plan (AP, 1/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Bruised Kansas (Huffington Post, 1/29/13)
Kansas’ self-inflicted shortfall a cautionary tale for Oklahoma (Kansas.com, 1/28/13)
School-choice advocates steam through Sunflower State (Kansas Watchdog, 1/28/13)
Which direction will state go on ethics? (Kansas.com, 1/27/13)
Democrats battle Brownback over tax plan (Kansas City Kansan, 1/26/13)
Worried Missouri legislators consider ways to counter Kansas tax cuts (Kansas City Star, 1/26/13)
Kansas drug testing next on the docket of ‘ultraconservative’ bills (Huffington Post, 1/25/13)
KS revenue secretary: ‘Everybody gets a tax reduction’ (Kansas City Star, 1/25/13)
Kansas court unilaterally increases state education funding (National Review, 1/25/13)
Democrats skeptical of Kansas arts funding endeavor (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/25/13)
Brownback’s proposed elimination of property tax deduction concerns realtors (Wichita Business Journal, 1/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Protect the Kansas property tax break (Kansas City Star, 1/24/13)
Sam Brownback’s Kansas is a resort town for ‘makers’ (The American Prospect, 1/24/13)
Brownback targets $69M tax break for homeowners (Topeka Capital-Journal,1/23/13)
Kansans’ property tax breaks at risk under Brownback plan (Kansas City Star, 1/23/13)
Brownback’s plan ends home property tax deduction (AP, 1/23/13)
Chamber’s view on sales tax may unhinge Brownback’s budget (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/23/13)
Kansas legislators, unions clash over political funding mechanism (Kansas Watchdog, 1/23/13)
Kansas’ governor and GOP seek to end income tax (New York Times, 1/23/13)
The $128M proposed tax cut that’s not in Gov. Brownback’s budget (Wichita Business Journal,1/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Don’t sacrifice Kansas (Emporia Gazette, 1/22/13)
Brownback budget has Democrats, moderate Republicans facing dilemma (Kansas City Kansans,1/22/13)
Kansas school task force finalizes recommendations (Wichita Business Journal, 1/22/13)
Brownback urges abortion foes to ‘keep marching’ (KSNW-TV, 1/22/13)
Norquist’s play-by-play of State of the State (Kansas.com, 1/22/13)
Kansas governor reveals more of his tax strategy (AP, 1/20/13)
Brownback: Keep full sales tax, cut income taxes further (Midwest Democracy, 1/20/13)
KS Legislature to debate drug testing recipients of welfare, unemployment benefits (Wichita Eagle,1/19/13)
Freshman senator intent on opening up government (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/19/13)
Officials react to idea of merging KDOT, turnpike (AP, 1/19/13)
Gov. Brownback makes pitch for austerity to freshmen lawmakers (Midwest Democracy, 1/19/13)
Kansas House Speaker endorses drug test for welfare proposal (AP, 1/18/13)
Governor, AG strike against sex trafficking (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/18/13)
Kansas lawmakers asked to repeal corporate farm laws (AP, 1/18/13)
Brownback’s budget leaves higher ed spending flat (AP, 1/17/13)
Brownback proposed cuts in funding to radio, television (AP, 1/17/13)
Regents applaud Brownback’s flat budget for higher education (Lawrence Journal World, 1/17/13)
Senators take umbrage with KOMA interpretation (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/17/13)
Five revelations from Sam Brownback’s big speech (Midwest Voices, 1/16/13)
Tax crusader Norquist blasts immigration crackdowns; Kansas’ Kobach says he should stick to taxes(Kansas.com, 1/16/13)
EDITORIAL: A long slog ahead for Kansas (Kansas City Star, 1/16/13)
Storm over federal disaster aid may hit Kansas and Missouri (Kansas City Star, 1/16/13)
Number of female legislators falling in Kansas (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/13/13)
Kansas court orders lawmakers to find $400 million more for schools (Kansas Watchdog, 1/11/13)
New members may play big role in Kansas Legislature (Midwest Democracy, 1/2/13)
Brownback’s dilemma: How to balance the Kansas budget after massive tax cuts (Stateline, 1/2/13)

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