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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KS 2010-11 Archives

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Kansas Gubernatorial Headlines 2009-2011 Archives

DECEMBER 2011
‘First daughter’ of Kansas is wed (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/31/11)
Top 10 Kansas stories of 2011 (Leavenworth Times, 12/31/11)
Kansas abortion foes not resting after victories (Kansas City Star, 12/30/11)
Brownback pushes agenda on taxes, schools, health care and state retirement for 2012 (Lawrence Journal World, 12/28/11)
Southwest Kansas election is first test of new voter ID law (Kansas City Star, 12/27/11)
Proposal would change school funding (McPherson Sentinel, 12/27/11)
Did Kansans mean to elect a revolutionary? (Wichita Eagle, 12/25/11)
Governor’s plan for managed care raising concerns (Lawrence Journal World, 12/24/11)
How strong is Sam Brownback’s tea? (Kansas City Star, 12/23/11)
Brownback: I didn’t know Perry was such a bad debater (Kansas City Star, 12/21/11)
Editorial: Gov. Sam Brownback shows a new practicality (Kansas City Star, 12/21/11)
In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback puts tea party tenets into action with sharp cuts (Washington Post, 12/21/11)
Educators disagree with Brownback’s fix of funding system (Pratt Tribune, 12/20/11)
Boeing poised to do all tanker work in Washington state (Seattle Times, 12/19/11)
Brownback doesn’t plan to address new gambling vote in legislative session (Wichita Eagle, 12/18/11)
Editorial: Begin discussion on school finance (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/18/11)
Brownback: Bombardier growth can help state (Kansas City Star, 12/17/11)
Gov. Brownback: Cost cutting key to proposed tax changes (Kansas Reporter, 12/16/11)
A vote on slots at tracks is unlikely, governor says (Wichita Business Journal, 12/16/11)
Editorial: Reason to be wary (Wichita Eagle, 12/16/11)
Extended state jobless benefits to end in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 12/16/11)
Video: Brownback keeps eye on state growth (WIBW, 12/15/11)
Educators have mixed views of Brownback’s school funding plan (Wichita Business Journal, 12/15/11)
Next Kansas Legislature session promises sparks (Kansas City Business Journal, 12/15/11)
Brownback education funding plan appears to benefit rural schools (Emporia Gazette, 12/15/11)
SRS secretary Siedlecki resigns (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/15/11)
Kansas governor’s aide hints that plan would affect sales tax (Kansas City Star, 12/15/11)
Editorial: Kansas school plan has potential and pitfalls (Kansas City Star, 12/15/11)
Brownback aide hints plan to touch on sales tax (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/15/11)
Brownback ‘bullish’ abut Kansas economy (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/15/11)
State lists ABCs of school finance plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/14/11)
Gov. Sam Brownback outlines plan to overhaul school funding (Dodge Globe, 12/14/11)
Opinion: Upcoming issues (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/14/11)
Brownback’s education plan calls property tax equalization fund (Wichita Business Journal, 12/14/11)
Kansas leaders tout initiative to recruit and retain engineering students (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/14/11)
Kansas to pay $350K to settle lawsuit against Phill Kline (Kansas City Star, 12/14/11)
Brownback says he will push for reducing state personal income tax rate (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/13/11)
Video: Sam Brownback discusses goals for next legislative session (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/13/11)
Brownback administration seeks input on proposed tax changes (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/12/11)
Obama trip to Kansas keys up state’s tax battle (Fox News, 12/11/11)
Immigration not on Brownback’s agenda (Wichita Eagle, 12/11/11)
Brownback has no plans to pardon any Kansas inmates (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/11/11)
KS Senator: Let savings blunt school cuts (Wichita Eagle, 12/10/11)
Legislators want to know if governor will provide funding for Lawrence SRS office (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/9/11)
Kansas lawmakers skeptical of school finance plans (Dodge Globe, 12/8/11)
Governor Brownback proposes changes (Emporia Gazette, 12/8/11)
Kansas delegation requests meeting with Boeing over Wichita plant’s future (Wichita Business Journal, 12/8/11)
Tax plan still unclear (Wichita Eagle, 12/7/11)
Brownback’s school funding plan will allow for more tax leeway (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/7/11)
Brownback hopes to restructure income tax (Wichita Eagle, 12/7/11)
Brownback channels Eisenhower, Obama invokes Roosevelt (Kansas City Business Journal, 12/7/11)
Brownback invokes Eisenhower leadership model (Kansas City Star, 12/6/11)
GOP lawmaker calls for early end to 1% sales tax hike (Wichita Eagle, 12/5/11)
Who’s paying to influence Kansas legislators? (Wichita Eagle, 12/4/11)
Editorial: Protect the Ogallala Aquifer to protect Kansas (Kansas City Star, 12/3/11)
Governor unveils Kansas water proposals (El Dorado Times, 12/2/11)
Gov. Sam Brownback says water plan will help Ogallala Aquifer (De Soto Explorer, 12/2/11)
Kansas state officials come out against farm youth regulations (Wichita Business Journal, 12/2/11)
Kansas officials protest proposed farm labor rules (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/2/11)
Last two weeks make impact on Brownback’s year (Hayes Daily News, 12/2/11)
Opinion: Missing the mark (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/1/11)
Kansas revenue dept refuses Journal-World’s request for information about tax reform group (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/1/11)
NOVEMBER 2011
Kansas tweeter bullied at school (Huffington Post, 11/30/11)
Lawmakers want Army Corps of Engineers to focus on flood prevention (Kansas City Star, 11/30/11)
Food stamp fraud be costing state $22M a year (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/30/11)
Kansas panel urges slow pace on SRS/juvenile justice shuffle (Kansas City Star, 11/30/11)
Teen tweeter 1, Kansas governor 0 (LA Times, 11/29/11)
Commentary: Gov. Brownback can also learn from teen’s tweet (Kansas City Star, 11/29/11)
Emma Sullivan and the big Brownback backdown (The Atlantic, 11/29/11)
Sam Brownback tweeter: I’m being bullied (Politico, 11/29/11)
Sam Brownback a favorite target of ridicule after tweet firestorm (Huffington Post, 11/29/11)
Commentary: Apology is needed, but not students (Kansas City Star, 11/29/11)
Brownback expected to unveil tax reform proposal at State of the State (Wichita Business Journal, 11/29/11)
Brownback names Missouri River panel (Kansas City Star, 11/29/11)
Panel slams Brownback proposal to move juvenile justice programs to SRS (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/29/11)
At town hall, groups vow to fight Brownback on taxes (Wichita Eagle, 11/29/11)
Heard on the Hill: What a Brownback! (Roll Call, 11/29/11)
KS Gov. Brownback’s apology to tweeting student (Washington Post, 11/29/11)
Kansas governor apologizes to tweeting teen (New York Times, 11/28/11)
When Twitter takes on authority, it’s a mismatch (Washington Post, 11/28/11)
Anti-Brownback tweet goes viral (Politico, 11/28/11)
Teenager Emma Sullivan and Sam Brownback’s insulting interlude (Washington Post, 11/28/11)
Editorial: Rude tweet teaches valuable free-speech lessons (Kansas City Star, 11/28/11)
High school tweeter gives Sam Brownback a political headache (LA Times, 11/28/11)
Disparaging tweet about Gov. Brownback lands Kansas teen in principal’s office (Wichita Eagle, 11/23/11)
Review puts future of Boeing facility in question (Wichita Eagle, 11/22/11)
Brownback defends hiring IT chief as questions surface about degree (Lawrence Journal World, 11/8/11)
University initiatives will involve cutbacks in personnel, provost says (Lawrence Journal World, 11/8/11)
School consolidation group ready to move from talk to action (Lawrence Journal World, 11/8/11)
Brownback aide to discuss school funding plan (Lawrence Journal World, 11/8/11)
Brownback hires $150K IT chief from Florida, but questions arise about qualifications (Lawrence Journal World, 11/7/11)
Governor ready to offer Medicaid reforms (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/7/11)
Commentary: Office of Repealer has opportunities (Wichita Eagle, 11/6/11)
Analysis: KS gov gets good numbers for tax plan (KOAM, 11/6/11)
Debate on tax cuts, spending intensifying (Lawrence Journal World, 11/5/11)
Video: Kansans up in arms about state income tax (KSN, 11/5/11)
Editorial: Higher cost of living, poorer state services if income tax eliminated (Kansas City Star, 11/4/11)
Kansas for No Income Tax hit the road to spread message of abolishing state income tax (Lawrence Journal World, 11/4/11)
Kansas tax revenues seen increasing in 2012, 2013 (Kansas Reporter, 11/4/11)
Kansas tax collection forecast improves (CBS News, 11/4/11)
Group wants to boost Kansas economy by eliminating state income tax (KOAM, 11/4/11)
Kansas gets new fiscal forecast amid anti-tax tour (El Dorado Times, 11/4/11)
Governor: Statistics key in reducing child abuse (Lawrence Journal World, 11/4/11)
Revenue secretary: Kansas heading toward a flat tax (Wichita Business Journal, 11/4/11)
Opinion: Speaking out for the arts in Kansas (Lawrence Journal World, 11/4/11)
Brownback’s school finance plan could be going backward (Emporia Gazette, 11/4/11)
Kansas board to hear school finance proposal (Kansas City Star, 11/3/11)
Revenue secretary talks future of income tax (Hays Daily News, 11/3/11)
Weak jobless recovery may slow Kansas tax revenues (Kansas Reporter, 11/2/11)
Billionaire tied to anti-income tax group (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/2/11)
Audio: In Kansas, politics over ‘Obamacare’ strains policy (NPR, 11/2/11)
OCTOBER 2011
Kansas tax revenue $4.2M less than expected (KWCH, 10/31/11)
Brownback’s tax reforms taking shape (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/31/11)
Revenue secretary to discuss proposed tax code changes during Kansas tour (Kansas City Star, 10/31/11)
Diversion of weatherization funds in Kansas perplexes homeowners (Kansas City Star, 10/30/11)
School districts may get to dodge accounting rules on pensions (Kansas Watchdog, 10/29/11)
Governor talks at Wichita Metro chamber forum (Wichita Eagle, 10/29/11)
Commentary: Kansas Senate fight will define our future (Kansas City Star, 10/28/11)
Brownback outlines 2012 legislative agenda during meeting in Wichita (Wichita Business Journal, 10/28/11)
Children coming last in Kansas? (Wichita Eagle, 10/28/11)
More than 1,000 Kansas workers are taking early retirement (Kansas Reporter, 10/28/11)
NEA delivers bad news to Kansas Arts Commission (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/28/11)
Kansas arts fundraiser revived after being dropped (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/28/11)
Editorial: Empty art promises (Wichita Eagle, 10/28/11)
Opinion: Organizational void (Lawrence Journal World, 10/28/11)
Kansas Arts Commission parts ways with NEA (WIBW, 10/27/11)
Governor’s economic summit on animal agriculture (Salina Journal, 10/27/11)
No federal grant money for Kansas Arts Commission (Wichita Eagle, 10/27/11)
Kansas transportation secretary to leave job (Kansas City Star, 10/26/11)
KDOT’s Miller to take private sector job (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/25/11)
KS governor postponing release of Medicaid plan (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/25/11)
GOP takes note of Kansas Dems’ Texas two-step (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/24/11)
Brownback’s rejection of health insurance grant continues to spur questions (Lawrence Journal World, 10/24/11)
Scrapping US required health exchange may be costly, legislators told (Kansas Reporter, 10/24/11)
Governor OK with diverse groups speaking out (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/23/11)
Editorial: Gov. Brownback, be open about reforms (Wichita Eagle, 10/23/11)
Kansas program to promote marriage denied federal grant (Kansas City Star, 10/17/11)
Kansas judge to hear family planning funding dispute (Kansas City Star, 10/17/11)
Editorial: Kline’s abortion records tactics deserve rebuke (Kansas City Star, 10/16/11)
Brownback offers plan to reform school finance (Kansas City Star, 10/14/11)
Arts commission still seeking grant money, may need more time (Wichita Eagle, 10/5/11)
Economic report foresees job growth in Kansas (Wichita Eagle, 10/2/11)
Kobach needs to back off (Wichita Eagle, 10/2/11)
More Kansans down on Brownback (Wichita Eagle, 10/2/11)
State has raft of new economic stats (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/1/11)
Soul of Kansas: Pioneers dreamed of free state for all (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/1/11)
SEPTEMBER 2011
Kansas’ tax collections exceed estimates by about 5% (Lawrence Journal World, 9/30/11)
Kobach treasurer could face fines (Wichita Eagle, 9/30/11)
Group meets in Wichita to organize fight against voter ID law (Wichita Eagle, 9/30/11)
Judge lets KS abortion law stand during court challenge (Kansas City Star, 9/29/11)
Opinion: Arts funding falters (Lawrence Journal World, 9/25/11)
Editorial: Scrutinize tax overhaul (Wichita Eagle, 9/25/11)
Brownback to host Hispanic business forum (Wichita Business Journal, 9/22/11)
Brownback endorses Perry presidential bid (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/22/11)
Lawrence arts commissioner resigns over Brownback’s funding veto (Lawrence Journal World, 9/22/11)
Brownback endorses Perry for president (Kansas City Star, 9/22/11)
Fast looming deadlines may force Kansas health-care choices (Kansas Reporter, 9/21/11)
Brownback plans income tax cuts (Wichita Eagle, 9/21/11)
Higher ed seeks $60M budget hike (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/21/11)
Sam Brownback to endorse Rick Perry (ABC News, 9/21/11)
Regents confer privately on Big 12 status (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/21/11)
Statehouse live: Kansas officials like keeping Big 12 intact (Lawrence Journal World, 9/21/11)
Governor to talk about tax reform in Wichita (Dodge City Globe, 9/20/11)
Video: Will you have dramatically lower state income taxes? (KSN, 9/20/11)
Brownback under fire for rejecting health care grant (Wichita Eagle, 9/20/11)
Brownback gives group glimpse into upcoming tax plan (Kansas.com, 9/20/11)
Brownback optimistic about Big 12 preservation (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/20/11)
Lt. Gov Colyer stands against health insurance reform (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/19/11)
Kansas economy sending mixed signals (Forbes, 9/19/11)
Without big changes, Medicaid is imperiled, Kansas Lt. Gov says (Kansas City Star, 9/19/11)
Good news, bad news: Kansas economy sending mixed signals (Lawrence Journal World, 9/19/11)
Judge rejects block of abortion law (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/19/11)
KS House-Senate Health Policy Oversight Committee to start vetting Brownback decisions (Lawrence Journal World, 9/19/11)
Kansas AG sues to stop EPA air pollution rule (Lawrence Journal World, 9/19/11)
State Medicaid reform: ‘Rubik’s Cube’ (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/19/11)
Brownback health policies questioned before committee (Lawrence Journal World, 9/19/11)
Brownback will offer plan to jumpstart mixed Kansas economy (Kansas City Business Journal, 9/19/11)
Judge probes basis of abortion insurance law (Wichita Eagle, 9/17/11)
Brownback under fire at rally (Lawrence Journal-World,
Abortion consultant’s motives, methods on trial (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/17/11)
Democrats in Legislature lambaste Brownback over jobs (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/17/11)
Kansas tightens rules on welfare programs (Wichita Eagle, 9/16/11)
Brownback opponents rally at Statehouse (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/16/11)
Kansas reforming some welfare rules (Lawrence Journal-World, 9/16/11)
Brownback wants toll road to help pay for intermodal infrastructure (Gardner News, 9/16/11)
Kansas Dems blame GOP for jobless rate (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/16/11)
Slow job growth pushes Kansas jobless rate higher (Kansas Reporter, 9/16/11)
Kansas recession is far from over, advisers warn (Kansas Reporter, 9/14/11)
Brownback adviser: Present is grim, but future can be bright (6NewsLawrence, 9/14/11)
Lawrence women organize rally in opposition to Gov. Brownback’s policies (Lawrence Journal World, 9/14/11)
KS Gov. Brownback looks to adjust tax rates (Kansas City Star, 9/13/11)
Recently hired Kansas Medicaid contractor settles federal fraud lawsuit (Lawrence Journal World, 9/13/11)
Brownback: ‘We’re going to have to get aggressive’ on economy (Wichita Eagle, 9/13/11)
Governor’s economic panel digs in heels (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/13/11)
Brownback administration close to making proposal to restructure state tax code (Lawrence Journal World, 9/13/11)
Commentary: Brownback blurring lines of church, state (Wichita Eagle, 9/13/11)
Kansas doctor faces hearing over abortion referrals (Lawrence Journal World, 9/12/11)
Kansas leading way on court challenges to new laws (Wichita Eagle, 9/11/11)
Kansas legislators report on what they learned at ALEC meeting (Lawrence Journal World, 9/11/11)
Kansas politicians fear bumper crop of regulation (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/10/11)
Commentary: Brownback should fight for needy Kansans (Wichita Eagle, 9/10/11)
Legislator upset that $85M contract for health reform accepted (Lawrence Journal World, 9/10/11)
Governor studies ideas for marriage initiative (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/9/11)
Video: Brownback talks economy, jobs and Big 12 realignment (Lawrence Journal World, 9/9/11)
Kansas officials proceed on abortion rules (Wichita Eagle, 9/7/11)
Statehouse Live: Abortion clinic regulations focus of pro-choice rally (Lawrence Journal World, 9/7/11)
SRS officials say Brownback admin won’t close neurological institute – this year (Lawrence Journal World, 9/8/11)
Brownback: Wind energy offers clean path to economic growth (KSAL, 9/8/11)
Kansas pension gap may more than double (Kansas Reporter, 9/7/11)
Kansans speak out about laws they’d like to see repealed (Lawrence Journal World, 9/7/11)
Kansas August sales tax surge may be fleeting (KC Metro News Monitor, 9/5/11)
Courts put the brakes on agenda of GOP (New York Times, 9/5/11)
Brownback proclamation creates stir at ballet building opening (Kansas City Star, 9/2/11)
Brownback’s decision has arts advocates scrambling (Houston Chronicle, 9/2/11)
ATT/T-Mobile block applauded by Brownback (McPherson Sentinel, 9/1/11)
Survey indicates Plains economy flat in August (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/1/11)
State says it will resume paying Planned Parenthood (Wichita Eagle, 9/1/11)
State employees invited to Statehouse lunch (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/1/11)
Brownback issues statement supporting DOJ suit against ATT merger (Wichita Business Journal, 9/1/11)
AUGUST 2011
Brownback urged to reinstate Kansas Arts Commission funding (Wichita Business Journal, 8/31/11)
State revenue beats estimates (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/31/11)
Judge: State must restore federal funds to clinics (Wichita Eagle, 8/31/11)
Gov. Sam Brownback gestures toward tax reform (McPherson Sentinel, 8/30/11)
Fed, Brownback discuss economy (Wichita Eagle, 8/30/11)
KS arts activists seek restoration of funding (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/30/11)
Brownback, Fed official seek biz surge (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/29/11)
Governor eager for income tax reform (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/29/11)
KC Fed chief addresses Kansas officials on economy (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/29/11)
Colorado officials mystified by Brownback’s letter on water deal (Lawrence Journal World, 8/29/11)
Renewed anti-Brownback sentiment surges (McPherson Sentinel, 8/29/11)
Group plans rally to oppose Brownback policies (Wichita Eagle, 8/28/11)
Kansans newly divided on Brownback (Wichita Eagle, 8/28/11)
Newly formed group plans rally against Brownback budget cuts (Kansas CW, 8/27/11)
KS concern: More federal regs, less federal money (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/27/11)
Pentagon reductions on minds in Kansas (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/27/11)
Brownback: Conserve Ogallala Aquifer (Wichita Eagle, 8/25/11)
KS gets more ‘Obamacare’ funds despite Brownback’s opposition to the law (Lawrence Journal-World, 8/25/11)
Kansas loses more arts money (Wichita Eagle, 8/25/11)
Governor addresses US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Dodge Globe, 8/25/11)
Brownback to by keynoter at Kansas Policy Institute’s annual event (Lawrence Journal-World, 8/25/11)
“Welcome to Brownbackistan” shirts to benefit the arts (The Pitch, 8/25/11)
Brownback says he’ll turn summit feedback into actions for growth (Wichita Business Journal, 8/25/11)
Gov. Sam Brownback hosts economic summit on the services sector (Dodge Globe, 8/24/11)
Commentary: The crazy state of Sam Brownback’s Kansas (Kansas City Star, 8/24/11)
State health care group to continue work (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/24/11)
Editorial: Will was clear on the arts (Wichita Eagle, 8/24/11)
Brownback arts reform ends $1.3M in grants (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/24/11)
Health exchange committee will continue work despite Brownback’s rejection of grant (Lawrence Journal World, 8/24/11)
Brownback seeks federal funds for ‘Obamacare’ (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/23/11)
Regents looking to polish social network (Lawrence Journal-World, 8/22/11)
Editorial: Bait-and-switch tax shift could hurt many people (Kansas City Star, 8/22/11)
Momentum grows to swap income tax for sales tax in states (Kansas City Star, 8/21/11)
Commentary: The topsy-turvy state of Sam Brownback’s Kansas (Kansas City Star, 8/18/11)
Appeals Court ruling leaves status of Kansas health exchange unclear (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/17/11)
Kansas drought may be temporary tax boon (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/17/11)
Kansas appeals Planned Parenthood decision (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/10/11)
Kansas returns health insurance exchange grant (Reuters, 8/9/11)
Brownback: Send back $31.5M federal grant (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/9/11)
‘Anonymous’ cyber-attack hits Kansas law enforcement sites (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/9/11)
New KS health insurance mart meets skepticism (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/9/11)
Deal would keep Lawrence SRS from closing (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/8/11)
Editorial: SRS responsibility (Lawrence Journal World, 8/7/11)
Slow start may have doomed Efficiency Kansas plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/7/11)
Commentary: Sam Brownback’s prayer day vacation (Kansas City Star, 8/7/11)
As Brownback pays, opponents rally (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/6/11)
People rally at Capitol to protest Brownback policies (Lawrence Journal World, 8/6/11)
Brownback joins Rick Perry on stage (Politico, 8/6/11)
Committee questions SRS closings (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/5/11)
Officials working on SRS deal remain mum about closed-door proceedings (Lawrence Journal World, 8/5/11)
Lawrence faith leaders to hold prayer vigil for SRS situation (Lawrence Journal World, 8/4/11)
Legislative committee seeks answers on SRS office closures (Lawrence Journal World, 8/4/11)
Union files actions against Kansas early retirement plan (Kansas City Star, 8/4/11)
Kansas offers buyouts to 4000 state workers (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/3/11)
KOSE objects to retirement process (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/3/11)
Brownback blowback over Perry prayer day (Politico, 8/2/11)
Governor touts early retirement plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/2/11)
Kansas begins early retirement plan to cut workforce (Forbes, 8/2/11)
Kansas offers buyouts to 4,000 state workers (Kansas Reporter, 8/2/11)
Brownback proposes voluntary retirement program; savings predicted at more than $25M (Lawrence Journal World, 8/2/11)
Gov. Brownback comes under fire for plans to attend Gov. Perry’s Prayer Day (Wall Street Journal, 8/2/11)
Sam Brownback downplays his involvement in creepy prayer rally (The Pitch, 8/2/11)
Judge blocks Kansas law aimed at Planned Parenthood (Reuters, 8/1/11)
Critics blast Brownback for attending prayer day hosted by ‘inhumane’ anti-gay groups (Lawrence Journal World, 8/1/11)
Kansas tax revenues rose in July (KC Metro News Monitor, 8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Brownback picks 16 economic advisers (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/28/11)
Kansas, Midwest growth slows again in July (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/26/11)
New law reduces pension shortfall by $3.5B (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/26/11)
Budget director gives overview of Brownback’s fiscal plan (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/26/11)
Kansas to hold economic summit to focus on threat to shrinking Ogallala Aquifer (De Soto Explorer, 7/21/11)
Brownback seeks aquifer conservation reform (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/21/11)
Former AG back under microscope; says grand jury, Planned Parenthood had secret agreement (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/20/11)
State workers funding gap grows to $8.3B (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/19/11)
Anti-abortion groups push for further restrictions in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 7/16/11)
Kansas AG defends hiring private lawyers (Wichita Eagle, 7/16/11)
KS gambling, lottery income will shift, chief says (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/15/11)
Kansas hiring legal guns in abortion battle (Kansas City Star, 7/15/11)
Commentary: ‘Summer of Mercy’ changed Kansas’ politics (Wichita Eagle, 7/15/11)
State employs private defense team in Planned Parenthood case (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/13/11)
Kansas Board of Ed seeks additional $525M (KC Metro News Monitor, 7/13/11)
Analysis: Speed hinders new KS abortion rules (KWCH, 7/10/11)
Dem lawmaker: Medicaid reforms shouldn’t do harm (Wichita Eagle, 7/10/11)
Arts chief says Brownback wants him out (Wichita Eagle, 7/9/11)
Art advocates want federal funds withheld from Kansas (WIBW, 7/8/11)
Opinion: Brownback establishing ‘Kingdom of Sam’ (Wichita Eagle, 7/8/11)
Can government do more to help marriage? (ABC2, 7/8/11)
Editorial: Medicaid needs reform (Wichita Eagle, 7/7/11)
Brownback taps lawyer for anti-abortion activists for state medical board (Mother Jones, 7/7/11)
Brownback appointment to the KS Board of Healing Arts sparks anger (Kansas City Star, 7/6/11)
Brownback defends closure of Lawrence SRS office; local lawmaker says decision wasn’t data driven (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/6/11)
Video: Sam Brownback discusses state’s decision to close SRS offices (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/6/11)
Opinion: Brownback’s policies harmful to women (Ellsworth I-R, 7/6/11)
Kansas will borrow $600M to cover cash flow (Kansas City Business Journal, 7/6/11)
Brownback says cut in Medicaid rates possible (Forbes, 7/6/11)
Brownback says flooding should prompt review of Corps (Kansas City Star, 7/6/11)
Sam Brownback, the marriage governor (Kansas City Star, 7/5/11)
Kansas borrows $600M… from Kansas (KC Metro Monitor, 7/5/11)
Insight Kansas: Covering Kansas Conservatism (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/5/11)
Kansas relents and allows single abortion provider in state; judge doesn’t think that’s satisfactory (AllGov, 7/4/11)
Kansas to keep working on rules for abortion clinics (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/3/11)
Brownback eyes Kansas tax cuts, job gains (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/3/11)
Brownback backs effort to boost marriage rates (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/3/11)
Brownback program promotes marriage (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/2/11)
Fiscal challenges pose tough choices for Kansas governor (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/2/11)
KS licensing rules for abortion clinics blocked (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/1/11)
Weather woes dim MO, KS economies (KC Metro Monitor, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011

Accounting Watchdog: Kansas budget deficits $5.2B or higher (KC Metro Monitor, 6/30/11)
Meet Sam Brownback, the imperial governor of Kansas (Kansas City Star, 6/30/11)
Planned Parenthood says it will receive abortion license, will drop federal lawsuit (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/30/11)
Two groups plan Statehouse protest over unfair treatment by governor (KTKA, 6/30/11)
Commentary: King Sam’s bully pulpit aims at a bigger throne (Kansas City Star, 6/30/11)
Commentary: Victory would leave abortion foes speechless (Kansas City Star, 6/30/11)
Commentary: Tough to move forward with backward-thinking leaders (Kansas City Star, 6/28/11)
Governor announces $3.6 million in crime-reduction grants (Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/27/11)
Brownback pushes faith mentors for state prison inmates (De Soto Explorer, 6/27/11)
Kansas gets involved in another health care lawsuit (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/7/11)
Kansas cutbacks rattle state jobs programs (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/22/11)
Approximately 100 vacancies plague Kansas judiciary (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/22/11)
Faltering farmland prices affect Kansas growth (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/20/11)
KS Supreme Court Chief Justice: Budget cuts hurt Kansans (Wichita Eagle, 6/18/11)
Kansas gaming revenues down 1/5% (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/16/11)
Commentary: KS GOP leadership lags in Obamacare fight (KC Metro News Monitor, 6/16/11)
Kansas gets involved in another health care lawsuit (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/7/11)
Insight Kansas: The Kansas Way (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/7/11)
Former arts panel chair speaks out (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/6/11)
KS Arts commissioner resigns; meeting in Lawrence cancelled (Lawrence Journal World, 6/6/11)
KS Gov. Brownback jumps into altering state’s fiscal landscape (The Oklahoman, 6/5/11)
Governor’s realigned staff reflects GOP ideals (Topeka Capital Journal, 6/4/11)
Moderation wanes as Brownback gets fast start (Newser, 6/4/11)
Vote to override arts veto fails (Winfield Daily Courier, 6/3/11)
Opinion: Use caution on tax reform (Lawrence Journal World, 6/3/11)
Democrats call Brownback ‘disingenuous’ in touting highway projects (Lawrence Journal World, 6/3/11)
GOP Senate leader: Session ‘grueling’ (Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, 6/3/11)
KS governor eliminates state funding for arts (CNN, 6/2/11)
Highway plans show different Kansas development needs (Kansas Reporter, 6/2/11)
Brownback signs budget with targeted cuts (Kansas City News Monitor, 6/2/11)
Editorial: First it was science, now the arts (Clay Center Dispatch, 6/2/11)
GOP lawmaker criticized over abortion remarks (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/1/11)
State begins redistricting work (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/1/11)
KPERS’ cost to rise for taxpayers, workers (Kansas Reporter, 6/1/11)
House falls short on arts veto override (Topeka Capital Journal, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011
Kansas governor eliminates state’s arts funding (LA Times, 5/31/11)
On energy, what’s your plan, governor? (Johnson County Sun, 5/31/11)
Gov. Brownback seeks private involvement in Social and Rehabilitation Services (Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/11)
Brownback defends abortion insurance restrictions (Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/11)
Kobach says AZ-style immigration bill more likely to pass in KS after SCOTUS ruling (Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/11)
Brownback signs budget, makes veto changes (Kansas Reporter, 5/28/11)
Brownback eliminates state Arts Commission (Wichita Eagle, 5/28/11)
Kansas Gov OKs $13B budget but rejects arts agency (Wichita Eagle, 5/28/11)
Brownback announces big changes at KS Dept of Social and Rehabilitation Services (Lawrence Journal World, 5/27/11)
Brownback criticized for signing abortion bill that opponents say will hurt rape victims (Lawrence Journal World, 5/26/11)
Governor signs bill on state pensions (Wichita Eagle, 5/26/11)
Law rejecting federal health reform awaits Brownback (Wichita Eagle, 5/25/11)
Insight Kansas: Buyer’s remorse? (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/24/11)
What Gov. Sam Brownback says he has done to create jobs (Kansas City Star, 5/22/11)
Editorial: Behind higher ed? (Wichita Eagle, 5/22/11)
Governor wants control of engineering funding (Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/11)
Opinion: Brownback given opportunity to make statement on higher ed (Lawrence Journal World, 5/21/11)
Brownback: Tax plan expected by year’s end (Wichita Eagle, 5/21/11)
Editorial: Unhappy exit (Lawrence Journal World, 5/20/11)
KS House Dems: State budget no ‘victory for Kansas’ (Wichita Eagle, 5/20/11)
Brownback plans economic summit on life sciences (Lawrence Journal World, 5/20/11)
Brownback starts review of Kansas tax code (Kansas City Star, 5/20/11)
Groups launch school choice initiative for Kansas (Kansas City News Monitor, 5/19/11)
Higher ed Regents chairman abruptly quits (Wichita Eagle, 5/19/11)
Brownback supports engineering initiative, wants to ensure funds will spur job creation (Lawrence Journal World, 5/18/11)
Brownback defends wind farm-free zone decision (Forbes, 5/18/11)
Governor signs new abortion regulations into law (McPherson Sentinel, 5/17/11)
Legislative wrap-up: What got done — and what didn’t (Wichita Business Journal, 5/16/11)
Brownback signs abortion clinics bill (Kansas City Star, 5/16/11)
Commentary: Turn attention to growth clusters (Kansas City Star, 5/15/11)
Editorial: The budget could have been worse (Wichita Eagle, 5/15/11)
Abortion foes in Kansas wrap up series of victories (Wichita Eagle, 5/14/11)
Editorial: Tight budget led to inevitable cuts in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 5/14/11)
Kobach won’t give up on citizenship proof (Wichita Eagle, 5/13/11)
Kansas session adjourns with budget approval (Kansas City Star, 5/13/11)
Bill killing KS Technology Enterprise Corp goes to Brownback (Kansas City Business Journal, 5/13/11)
Analysis: Brownback score card? Toss up (Kansas City Star, 5/13/11)
KS Legislature bans insurance coverage for abortions (Reuters, 5/13/11)
Brownback signs slew of bills into law (Wichita Eagle, 5/13/11)
Kansas Legislature adjourns just before dawn (Kansas City Star, 5/13/11)
Editorial: Hits, misses from 2011 session (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/13/11)
KS lawmakers end work with anti-abortion push (NPR, 5/13/11)
State Legislature approves $13.8B Kansas budget (Forbes, 5/13/11)
Editorial: Save Sam from himself (Winfield Daily Courier, 5/13/11)
For KS schools, the rainy day arrives (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/12/11)
Brownback lays off KS Arts Commission staff (Dodge City Globe, 5/12/11)
Brownback not promising arts funding (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/12/11)
Editorial: Brownback’s determined goal of putting the Arts Commission out of business (Lawrence Journal World, 5/12/11)
Brownback suggests veto if Leg reinstates Arts Commission funding (Lawrence Journal World, 5/12/11)
Bill OKs leftover inaugural funds donation (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/12/11)
Editorial: Don’t veto the arts (Wichita Eagle, 5/12/11)
Bill stripping KS Bioscience Authority of bonding control OKd by KS House (Lawrence Journal World, 5/12/11)
Supporters of KS Arts Commission vow to overturn Brownback’s decision to eliminate agency (Lawrence Journal World, 5/11/11)
Democrats argue Brownback attempting to control, influence state agencies (Lawrence Journal World, 5/11/11)
School funds, social services cut in KS budget compromise (Kansas City Star, 5/11/11)
Brownback presses for budget compromise (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/10/11)
Kris Kobach meets the Koch brothers (Kansas Free Press, 5/8/11)
KS lawmakers’ deal on pensions has no 401(k) (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/4/11)
Kansas lawmakers’ talks stall on pensions bill (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/4/11)
Kansas lawmakers hope for progress in budget talks (Kansas City Star, 5/3/11)
Insight Kansas: Who Sam is (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/3/11)
APRIL 2011
Brownback praises legislative accomplishments (Kansas Reporter, 4/29/11)
Sam Brownback promotes lie about abortion funding (Kansas City Star, 4/25/11)
Brownback holding summits on state economy (El Dorado Times, 4/21/11)
Brownback predicts 401(k)-style plan for state workers, teachers (Kansas City Star, 4/21/11)
Sam Brownback criticizes Wall Street jive that he once encouraged (The Pitch, 4/19/11)
Brownback tally: 58 bills signed into law (KWCH, 4/19/11)
Insight Kansas: Align spending with taxing (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/19/11)
Brownback: Kansas needs WWII values now (Wichita Eagle, 4/19/11)
Video: Brownback signs voter ID bill into law (Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/11)
KC business leadership united against bistate poaching (Kansas City Star, 4/18/11)
Voter ID now Kansas law (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/18/11)
Brownback touts worker’s comp, voter registration bills (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/18/11)
Brownback signs Kris Kobach’s bill requiring photo ID at polls (Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/11)
Brownback’s speech about budget, economy and driving faster (Wichita Business Journal, 4/18/11)
Kansas redistricting process gets started (Kansas City Star, 4/7/11)
Editorial: Ideologues ruled in both Missouri and Kansas this week (Kansas City Star, 4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
Groups deliver petitions calling for Peck’s resignation (Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/11)
Hispanic groups criticize Rep. Peck’s comments about illegal immigrants (Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/11)
Thousands call for KS Rep’s resignation due to immigration remarks (KTKA, 3/25/11)
Peck petition won’t go anywhere (Wichita Eagle, 3/25/11)
Immigrant groups seek Peck’s resignation (Kansas City Star, 3/25/11)
Kansas State lawmaker under fire for illegal immigrant, feral hog comparison (ABCNews, 3/25/11)
Democrats speak out against nominee for Kansas SRS secretary (Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/11)
Kansas Dems seeking rejection of Brownback cabinet nominee (KTKA, 3/24/11)
Dem: SRS secretary ‘unqualified’ (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/24/11)
Former gov candidate accused of letting teens drink (Wichita Eagle, 3/23/11)
Brownback: Make ecological economical (Wichita Eagle, 3/23/11)
Brownback wants Kansas to be green: Finding new ways to work it (Daily News Pulse, 3/23/11)
Senate fails to preserve parole board (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/23/11)
She’s a health reform leader – and a Kansas Republican (Politico, 3/23/11)
Brownback establishes Office of the Repealer (Emporia Gazette, 3/21/11)
Insight Kansas: Renewing executive initiative (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/15/11)
FEBRUARY 2011
Chief justice: budget cuts would hurt review (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/15/11)
Brownback defends cuts to Early Head Start (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/12/11)
Brownback outlines new Kansas transportation plan (KOAM-TV, 2/12/11)
Voter ID bill critics voice concerns (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/9/11)
Arts Commission is eliminated in Kansas (Kansas City star, 2/9/11)
Kansas House passes Brownback spending cuts (Kansas Reporter, 2/8/11)
Brownback makes final state government reorganization (Kansas Reporter, 2/8/11)
Brownback signs order to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission (Lawrence Journal-World, 2/7/11)
Brownback nixes state arts panel (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/8/11)
Panel starts hearings on Kansas parole board (Wichita Eagle, 2/5/11)
Brownback issues KS agency reorganization orders (Bloomberg, 2/4/11)
Kansas delays pension payments and school aid (Kansas City Star, 2/4/11)
Panel skeptical of plan to end Kansas parole board (Forbes, 2/4/11)
Kansas budget woes stall school aid payments (Kansas Reporter, 2/4/11)
Republicans not amused at Democrats’ jab at Brownback’s budget director (Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/11)
Kansas House panel reconsiders state pay cut (El Dorado Times, 2/1/11)
Commentary: Open debate needed on education (Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/1/11)
JANUARY 2011
Analysis: Kansas budget fixes take alternate paths (Bloomberg, 1/31/11)
Democrats curious: Where is budget director? (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/31/11)
KS House panel reconsiders state pay cut (Bloomberg, 1/31/11)
Audio: Brownback Kansas Health Policy Authority (KCUR, 1/27/11)
House panel endorses deeper cuts to Kansas budget (Kansas City Star, 1/26/11)
Panel urges Kansas pay cut to help budget crunch (Kansas Reporter, 1/25/11)
Brownback defends decision to close Kansas Neurological Institute (Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/11)
House panel endorses cuts to Kansas budget (Bloomberg, 1/25/11)
Under Brownback, KS will be only state without Arts Commission (Huffington Post, 1/24/11)
Brownback’s budget plan would hit small towns hard (Kansas City Star, 1/24/11)
Kansas budget sparring begins (Kansas Reporter, 1/24/11)
Kansas’ 150th birthday bash is short of cash (Kansas City Star, 1/23/11)
Analysis: Kansas schools debate really about money (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/23/11)
Brownback says Kansas’ economic recovery tied to higher education (Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/11)
Brownback eliminates Parole Board (Wichita Eagle, 1/22/11)
Brownback praised at legislative forum (Hutchinson News, 1/22/11)
Arts organizations feel sting of budget knife (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/22/11)
Brownback establishes Office of the Repealer (Kansas City Star, 1/21/11)
Brownback, leaders announce restructuring (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/21/11)
Kansas Arts Commission states case against proposed cuts (Kansas City Star, 1/20/11)
Brownback: Job growth key to reforms (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/20/11)
Kansas House conservatives file abortion legislation (Kansas City Star, 1/19/11)
KS gov, leaders announcing restructuring plan (Bloomberg, 1/19/11)
Sweeping abortion law change proposed (Kansas Reporter, 1/19/11)
Gov, leg leaders plan attack on KS budget breakers (Kansas Reporter, 1/19/11)
Brownback directs top Republicans to produce reforms to address budget crisis (Lawrence Journal-World, 1/19/11)
Brownback and conservatives in charge (Wichita Eagle, 1/9/11)
Changes ahead: 2011 legislative session opens Monday (Lawrence Journal-World, 1/9/11)
Brownback rides Republican wave to Capitol (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/9/11)
Brownback calls for attitude shift on budget (Augusta Gazette, 1/9/11)
Editorial: Another turn for Kansas on the budget-cutting treadmill (Kansas City Star, 1/8/11)
2011 Legislature could offer major changes (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/8/11)
Inaugural festivities to be frugal (Kansas City Star, 1/8/11)
Brownback celebrates inauguration with dinner, dancing (Kansas Reporter, 1/8/11)
State legislators prepare for tough session ahead (Fort Scott Tribune, 1/6/11)
KS Gov-elect has his agenda ready (KOAM-TV, 1/6/11)
Kansas delays payments to school districts again (Kansas City Star, 1/4/11)
Brownback plans to focus on growing jobs, shrinking government (Kansas City Star, 1/4/11)
Kris Kobach: Secretary of State, or immigration sheriff? (Kansas Free Press, 1/3/11)
Welfare rules discourage marriage, Brownback says (Kansas City Star, 1/3/11)
Repeal of KS sales tax increase could be hot topic for new Legislature (Kansas City Star, 1/2/11)
KS lawmakers to face same money woes, but different answers are likely (Kansas City Star, 1/1/11)
Anti-abortion bills likely to be pushed in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 1/1/11)
Parkinson offers a big thank you as he says goodbye (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/1/11)
Democratic Party leader in KS looks to rebound (Kansas City Star, 1/1/11)
DECEMBER 2010
KS GOP & Chamber of Commerce at odds (Kansas Free Press, 12/31/10)
Immigration debate likely to heat up in Kansas (Hutchison News, 12/30/10)
Seven legislative issues to watch in 2011 (Wichita Eagle, 12/30/10)
Editorial: Brownback’s intentions good  – and frustrated (Winfield Courier, 12/29/10)
Education should trump tax breaks (Dodge City Globe, 12/29/10)
Brownback’s approval spikes (Wichita Eagle, 12/29/10)
Dems question GOP hiring (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/28/10)
Is Kobach following in Kline’s footsteps? (Wichita Eagle, 12/28/10)
Editorial: Education should trump tax breaks (Kansas City Star, 12/26/10)
Brownback concentrating on financial issues (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/26/10)
Brownback keen for fresh angles (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/25/10)
Political experts unsure how Brownback will lead once he’s sworn in (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/26/10)
Kobach picks social conservative to join staff (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/24/10)
The Repealer eyes higher education (Kansas City Star, 12/23/10)
Kansas law thwarts charity ball for Brownback (Kansas City Star, 12/22/10)
Brownback lays out budget priorities (Kansas Reporter, 12/22/10)
Regents to keep pushing for plan (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/22/10)
Brownback’s #1 priority is revitalizing Kansas economy (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/21/10)
Brownback wants to lure new residents with income tax incentives (Bloomberg, 12/21/10)
Editorial: KS universities brace for cutbacks under Brownback (Kansas City Star, 12/19/10)
Democratic KS state senator switching to GOP (Lawrence Journal World, 12/17/10)
Brownback names his Chief Repealer (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/16/10)
Govt veteran to head KS repealer office (Kansas City Star, 12/16/10)
KS Student leaders on a mission to restore higher ed funding (KTKA, 12/16/10)
Illegal immigration opponent to use KS SOS office to root out voter fraud (Washington Times, 12/15/10)
Parkinson looks back, ahead as end of term draws near (The Olathe News, 12/14/10)
Brownback juggling KS gov-elect, Senate duties (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/13/10)
Brownback looking at tax overhaul (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/12/10)
Opinion: Observations on GOP sweep, taxes (Wichita Eagle, 12/12/10)
Brownback’s budget director has recommended lower taxes, higher tuition, vouchers (Lawrence Journal World, 12/8/10)
Brownback names 5 to Cabinet, budget chief (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/7/10)
Brownback’s economic team hints at more spending cuts to come (Kansas Reporter, 12/7/10)
Parkinson talks about his busy 18 months (Kansas City Star, 12/7/10)
Opinion: Brownback shows promising leadership traits (Lawrence Journal World, 12/6/10)
Commission makes education recommendations to legislature (Kansas Reporter, 12/6/10)
Brownback forming staff (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/3/10)
Democrats’ electoral concussion could linger for years (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/1/10)
KS tax collections close to estimate for Nov. (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/1/10)
Political observers say KS Dems hurting bad (Lawrence Journal World, 12/1/10)
NOVEMBER 2010
Analysis: KS GOP’s statewide sweep sets stage for discord (Kansas City Star, 11/29/10)
Opinion: Let voters decide on education oversight (Wichita Eagle, 11/28/10)
Brownback team will review state efforts to help economy (Wichita Eagle, 11/19/10)
Editorial: Up to Brownback now (Wichita Eagle, 11/19/10)
Gov. Parkinson says he has no apprehensions about Brownback taking over (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/16/10)
Parkinson: state’s finances are solid (Wichita Eagle, 11/17/10)
Outgoing KS governor reflects on budget woes, decision on coal-fired power plant (Kansas City Star, 11/15/10)
Parkinson: GOP can’t recast state (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/15/10) +++
Editorial: Transform tax policy (Wichita Eagle, 11/14/10)
KS tax reform waits on Brownback plans, lawmakers say (Kansas Reporter, 11/12/10)
Brownback against repealing sales tax hike (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/12/10)
Brownback vows fight against health care reform (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/11/10)
Governing Kansas a balancing act for Sam Brownback (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/10/10) +++
Brownback meets legislative brass (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/9/10)
Attempt to repeal state sales tax increase in the works (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/9/10)
OCTOBER 2010
Brownback, Holland face off in governor’s race (Kansas City Star, 10/22/10)
Opinion: Voter ID plan a solution looking for a problem (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/22/10)
GOP moderates back Holland in guber race (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/20/10)
Gov rivals differ on voting rules (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/18/10)
Opinion: Engle tie isn’t binding Brownback (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/16/10)
Endorsement: KS voters should elect solutions-oriented Holland (Kansas City Star, 10/16/10)
Holland wants opponent to denounce evangelist (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/15/10)
Holland would put more money into education (Kansas City Star, 10/14/10)
Holland calls on Brownback to denounce Engle (Lawrence Journal World, 10/14/10)
Holland passes on third debate (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/14/10)
Brownback discusses ties to evangelist Engle (Washington Post, 10/13/10)
KS Dems target Brownback (Wall Street Journal, 10/12/10)
Wichita’s debate could be the last one in KS gov race (Kansas City Star, 10/8/10)
Holland ads start airing (Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/6/10)
Holland explains gaming vote (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/5/10)
Parties spar on school funding (Prairie Politics, 10/5/10)
Candidates question effectiveness of debates (Prairie Politics, 10/5/10)
School advocates see cause for worry with Brownback (Lawrence Journal World, 10/4/10)
INSIGHT KANSAS: Grading Brownback’s results (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/4/10)
Holland staying on offense (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/3/10)
In guber election, school funding hangs in balance (Kansas City Star, 10/2/10)
SEPTEMBER 2010
Five questions for the next KS governor (Kansas City Star, 9/29/10)
Brownback and Holland will appear in televised debate (Wichita Eagle, 9/28/10)
Candidates for governor, Congress should not be shunning debates (Kansas City Star, 9/27/10)
Opinion: Candidates owe voters televised debates (Lawrence Journal World, 9/26/10)
Why won’t Holland, Brownback debate? (Wichita Eagle, 9/26/10)
KS guber hopefuls clash on school finance (Kansas City Star, 9/25/10)
Holland says Brownback school plan would raise property taxes (Kansas.com, 9/24/10)
Democrats pile on Brownback (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/24/10)
GOP complaint against Holland to proceed (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/21/10)
Poll predicts GOP sweep of state offices (Wichita Eagle, 9/21/10)
KS ethics panel takes no action against Holland (Kansas City Star, 9/21/10)
Holland ties economic growth to education (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/20/10)
Democrats criticize Brownback’s ties to Kochs (Wichita Eagle, 9/19/10)
Democrats fear Koch could buy clout through Brownback (Kansas City Star, 9/18/10)
GOP files ethics complaint against Holland (Prairie Politics, 9/17/10)
The debate dance – Holland wants to, Brownback doesn’t (Prairie Politics, 9/16/10)
Holland declines radio debate (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/16/10)
Future debates in KS gov race uncertain (Kansas City Star, 9/16/10)
KS GOP files ethics complaint against Holland (Kansas City Star, 9/16/10)
Holland hammers Brownback on bailout votes (McPherson Sentinel, 9/15/10)
DGA concedes KS gov race to GOP (Fort Scott Tribune, 9/14/10)
Loud crowd makes for lively gubernatorial debate (Prairie Politics, 9/13/10)
Govt union backs Holland (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/9/10)
Holland, Brownback debate at Kansas State Fair (Kansas City Star, 9/11/10)
Libertarians aiming to tally enough votes to gain ‘major party’ status in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 9/9/10)
Analysis: Debate over selecting KS justices hints at GOP gov hopeful’s conservative cred (fox4KC, 9/5/10)
Candidates anticipate end of federal stimulus (Lawrence Journal World, 9/5/10)
Holland criticizes education forum (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/3/10)
Jeb Bush campaigns for Brownback (KMBC, 9/2/10)
Brownback’s education reform to include new school funding formula (Kansas Watchdog, 9/2/10)
AUGUST 2010
Veterans group endorses Brownback (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 8/31/10)
Heffington Tube (Prairie Politics, 8/31/10)
Brownback’s school funding reform will be a difficult task (Wichita Eagle, 8/29/10)
Brownback says he would seek more military-related ventures as gov (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/27/10)
Agri-business group backs Brownback (WIBW, 8/25/10)
Brownback paves plan for KS education reform (State-Politics.com, 8/24/10)
Brownback unveils education roadmap (Prairie Politics, 8/17/10)
Race for Kansas governor heating up (Kansas City Star, 8/17/10)
Brownback starts state bus tour, Holland calls it the “Road to Ruin” (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 8/12/10)
Brownback: invest in ag studies (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/12/10)
Brownback focuses on state’s economy (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 8/11/10)
Voters at Brownback rallies voice concerns (Lawrence Journal World, 8/11/10)
Brownback talks rural jobs on campaign trail (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/11/10)
Heffington opens write-in bid (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/10/10)
Debate stirs over electing Kansas Supreme Court (Joplin Globe, 8/10/10)
Brownback touts ‘road map’ for Kansas (Wichita Business Journal, 8/10/10)
Brownback to seek state spending freeze (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/9/10)
Democrats crossing aisle to support Brownback (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 8/8/10)
Brownback cruises into general election (Kansas City Star, 8/6/10)
Holland seeks Brownback debates (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/5/10)
Brownback’s Medicaid stance at issue (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/5/10)
Democrats gear up for fight (Prairie Politics, 8/4/10)
Brownback romps to easy win (NPR, 8/3/10)
JULY 2010
Priorities of GOP guber hopefuls differ (Wichita Eagle, 7/28/10)
GOP guber race features one well-known, one little-known (Kansas City Star, 7/27/10)
Fundraising numbers disclosed, Holland with $100K in bank (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/27/10)
Brownback amasses more than $1.1 million in KS guber campaign (Kansas City Star, 7/26/10)
Brownback says feds should complete border fence (Lawrence Journal World, 7/26/10)
Sam Brownback to the rescue? (Mother Jones, 7/26/10)
Heffington says secret forces are at work (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/26/10)
Brownback raises over $2 million (Kansas City Star, 7/24/10)
GOP guber primary a study in contrasts (Lawrence Journal World, 7/23/10)
Brownback, Heffington battle in GOP primary (Kansas City Star, 7/20/10)
Holland endorsed by teachers union (Prairie Politics, 7/16/10)
Holland dismisses Rasmussen’s latest poll (Lawrence Journal World & News, 7/11/10)
Poll shows 1 in 4 Kansas identify as Tea Party (Wichita Eagle, 7/7/10)
Most Kansans support Brownback, repeal of health care law (Lawrence World-Journal, 7/6/10)
Parkinson backs Holland’s bid (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/2/10)
Parkinson warns of school cuts if federal money doesn’t appear (Kansas City Star, 7/1/10)
JUNE 2010
Brownback’s vote against unemployment extension draws protests (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/30/10)
KCTV5 Poll shows Brownback way ahead in primary (KCTV, 6/28/10)
Sales tax hike goes into effect July 1 (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/26/10)
Brownback makes education campaign priority (KCTV, 6/25/10)
Holland campaign implies Brownback doesn’t believe in equality between the sexes (Prairie Politics, 6/21/10)
Holland doesn’t want Chamber backing (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/18/10)
Impasse threatens state budget (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/17/10)
KS sales tax hike’s consequences still debated (KansasReporter.org, 6/16/10)
US Senate battle over Medicaid threatens to derail KS budget (Lawrence Journal World, 6/16/10)
Brownback doesn’t give specifics on what he wants repealed (Lawrence Journal World, 6/14/10)
Brownback proposes the “Office of the Repealer” (New York Times, 6/12/10)
Holland and Kultala come out guns blazing (Kansas City Star, 6/9/10)
Holland names Lt. Gov running mate (Kansas City Star, 6/9/10)
Brownback begins campaign close to home (Fort Scott Tribune, 6/7/10)
Opinion: Who sits in gov office does make a difference (Kansas Free Press, 6/5/10)
Democrats denounce Brownback’s ticket as “extreme” conservatives (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/3/10)
Who needs balance anyway? (Kansas City Star, 6/1/10)
Brownback picks conservative Colyer as Light Guv (Kansas City Star, 6/1/10)
MAY 2010
Buzz shifts toward a conservative pick by Brownback (Topeka Capital Journal, 5/29/10)
Brownback to name running mate next week (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/27/10)
Two polls show Brownback still viewed favorably (Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/25/10)
Holland criticizes Brownback for misrepresenting advocates views (Lawrence Journal World, 5/19/10)
Dems challenge Brownback to denounce Engle’s extreme views (WIBW, 5/18/10)
Guber hopefuls skirmish over Brownback’s attempt to exclude auto dealers from Wall Street reform (Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/10)
Brownback sponsors bill that may help Boeing (and Kansas) (Politico, 5/13/10)
Holland’s record makes it hard to put a label on him (Examiner.com, 5/11/10)
Brownback sees promise in Kansas’ wind (Great Bend Tribune, 5/8/10)
KS Senate passes $314 million tax increase (Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/10)
Kansas Senate fails to override abortion bill veto by one vote (Kansas City Star, 5/5/10)
APRIL 2010
Holland criticizes Brownback on lack of financial reform (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/28/10)
KS Dems: GOP has take hard right turn (Kansas City Star, 4/27/10)
Parkinson threatens veto of budget with more cuts (Lawrence Journal World, 4/26/10)
Poll shows Brownback’s approval declining (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/21/10)
Is Brownback becoming ensnared in anti-incumbent mood? (Kansas City Star, 4/21/10)
Opinion: Brownback coronation is slipping away (Kansas Free Press, 4/21/10)
Parkinson vetoes changes to abortion law (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/16/10)
Wichita area casino in doubt after guv’s decision (Business Week, 4/9/10)
Parkinson: KS should not join healthcare lawsuit (Wichita Eagle, 4/8/10)
Brownback: state needs to grow itself out of economic tough times (Clay Center Dispatch, 4/2/10)
Brownback among top conservatives targeted by C Street ethics complaint (Politics Daily, 4/1/10)
Opinion: Parkinson’s honesty is refreshing (Kansas Free Press, 4/1/10)
MARCH 2010
Senate Dems unveil budget plan (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/27/10)
Legislative Dems say Kansas should support health reform (Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/10)
KS House fails to prevent federal health care reform (Kansas City Star, 3/24/10)
Brownback, Holland differ on federal Medicaid funding (Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/10)
Heffington announces a GOP run (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/20/10)
Parkinson: GOP budget cuts “irresponsible” (Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/10)
Parkinson searching for right mix of taxes to close budget gap (Salina Journal, 3/16/10)
Pressure builds on legislatures to find cuts and revenue to balance budget (Kansas City Star, 3/16/10)
Parkinson throws down the gauntlet: the House must do it’s job (Kansas City Star, 3/16/10)
Kansas faces lawsuits over social service spending cuts (Business Week, 3/12/10)
Brownback focusing on Congress before run (Emporia Gazette, 3/9/10)
Opinion: Parkinson exposes “pay-to-play” in Kansas politics (Kansas Free Press, 3/8/10)
Parkinson cancels highway projects, calls for review of tax breaks (Kansas City Star, 3/5/10)
Holland & Brownback – polar opposites on education (Kansas Free Press, 3/4/10)
Brownback far ahead of Holland in early poll (Kansas City Star, 3/2/10)
Analysis: Will Kansas GOP party like it’s 1994? (Newton Kansan, 3/1/10)
FEBRUARY 2010
Editorial: Why does Brownback want to be governor? (Wichita Eagle, 2/28/10)
KS tax revenues fall 27% in February (Kansas.com, 2/26/10)
Could KS Dems get hope from Brown’s MA example? (Lawrence Journal World, 2/21/10)
Holland portrays himself as “one of us” (Wichita Eagle, 2/20/10)
Democrats rally to support Holland (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/19/10)
Kansans already endorsing Holland’s bid (Kansas Free Press, 2/18/10)
Kansas GOP thinks Holland is frontman for real candidate – Parkinson (The Pitch, 2/18/10)
Brownback draws a serious Democratic opponent (CQ Politics, 2/17/10)
VIDEO: Holland announces his candidacy (Forward Kansas, 2/17/10)
Holland’s background offers serious challenge to Brownback (Kansas Free Press, 2/17/10)
Holland makes gov run official (Kansas City Star, 2/16/10)
OCTOBER 2009
Dems searching for candidate (Wichita Eagle, 10/4/09)
Parkinson urges Dems to run for gov (Wichita Eagle, 10/4/09)
Democratic ticket still in flux as 2010 looms (Kansas City Star, 10/3/09)
Kansas Dems still unsettled on candidate for gov (Wichita Eagle, 10/3/09)
September budget revenues trail forecast (Lawrence Journal World, 10/1/09)
SEPTEMBER 2009
Kansas officials struggle with “bankrupt” public pension fund (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/23/09)
Parkinson: If state revenues don’t increase, taxes will (Kansas City Kansan, 9/19/09)
Gov shares revenue hopes, spending plans (Hutchinson News, 9/17/09)
Parkinson’s decision to leave is a loss to Kansas (Hutchinson News, 9/18/09)
GOP candidates find friendly crowd at State Fair (Wichita Eagle, 9/12/09)
Parkinson’s ambitious agenda (Lawrence Journal World, 9/6/09)
The movement of big KS political names will not impact state (Topeka Capital Journal, 9/5/09)
Kansas unemployment rate highest since 1983 (Lawrence Journal World, 9/4/09)
Thornburgh to run Brownback’s campaign (Wichita Eagle, 9/3/09)
AUGUST 2009
State budget has already been cut to the bone (Lawrence Journal World, 8/31/09)
Parkinson’s higher ed plan is a positive step for state (Lawrence Journal World, 8/30/09)
Steineger gets black eye in health care brawl (Kansas City Star, 8/28/09)
State political parties plot new strategies (Lawrence Journal World & News, 8/25/09)
Kansas budget debate is really all about aid to public schools (Newsday, 8/23/09)
Kansans not so hot for political leaders this summer (Wichita Eagle, 8/23/09)
Brownback: No to “Gitmo North” (Wichita Eagle, 8/16/09)
House GOP leaders call Appropriations Committee meetings to find more efficiencies (Kansas City Star, 8/15/09)
KS Dem’s singing the Brownback blues (Lawrence Journal World, 8/9/09)
Brownback acting like Chicken Little re: Gitmo detainees (Wichita Eagle, 8/9/09)
Parkinson’s term has had positive effect on Topeka politics (Lawrence Journal World, 8/8/09)
JULY 2009
Parkinson focusing on solutions, still not running (Wichita Eagle, 7/26/09)
Are Democrats maneuvering into a Parkinson run? (Topeka Capital Journal, 7/25/09)
Dems insist they have deep bench (Topeka Capital Journal, 7/25/09)
DC gossip centers on C Street, Brownback isn’t sharing secrets (Kansas City Star, 7/25/09)
Some Democrats urging Parkinson to run (KSNT-TV, 7/20/09)
GOP legislators blast Parkinson over budget cuts (Lawrence Journal World & News, 7/6/09)
State borrows $700 million (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/6/09)
JUNE 2009
SecState Thornburgh opts out of GOP primary (6/15/09)

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