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 2012 Archives

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Kansas Gubernatorial Headlines – 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

Kansas tax cut spurs tax debate in Missouri and fears of a border war (Political Fix, 12/31/12)
Forward-looking committee is dumping ground for political opponents, lawmakers say (Kansas Watchdog, 12/28/12)
COMMENTARY: Kansas GOP stampedes to the right (Kansas City Star, 12/12/12)
Governor’s task force on school efficiency criticized for not hearing teachers (Lawrence J-W, 12/10/12)
Brownback to merge juvenile and adult corrections in Kansas (AP, 12/10/12)
Brownback wants two-year funding for schools (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/10/12)
KU lobbying Brownback for $30 million in state bond to help build new medical education building (Lawrence J-W, 12/10/12)
Brownback’s task force on school efficiency meeting probably for the last time (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/10/12)
State’s projected budget shortfall drops to $295M (AP, 12/10/12)
Brownback plans reorganization of juvenile detention (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/10/12)
Brownback: Kansas needs to make up for tax cuts (Midwest Democracy, 12/9/12)
Kansas governor leaves options open on sales tax (AP, 12/8/12)
Federal officials allow Medicaid overhaul in Kansas (AP, 12/7/12)
ACA opponent says Brownback should reconsider stand on insurance exchange (WellCommons, 12/7/12)
Separation of church and state group criticizes Brownback for promoting prayer event (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/7/12)
Brownback lauds EPA ruling on sorghum ethanol (Topeka Capital-Journal, 12/7/12)
Brownback says federal health officials approve KanCare (Lawrence Journal-World, 12/7/12)
OPINION: Searching for Sam Brownback (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/4/12)
NOVEMBER 2012
Conservatives are in the driver’s seat in the KS Legislature; professors ask where they will take the state (Lawrence J-W, 11/29/12)
OPINION: 2012 election: Exit polls allow nation, state comparison (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 11/28/12)
OPINION: Gov. Brownback gambles hard with health care (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 11/27/12)
OPINION: Kansas fast falling out of touch (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 11/20/12)
Analysis: Kobach the center of Kansas post-election fight (AP, 11/18/12)
Court staffer suspended over Kline tweets (AP, 11/16/12)
Brownback: New policies will fix Kansas’ population stall (Kansas City Business Journal, 11/16/12)
Kline says he didn’t lie in abortion investigation (AP, 11/15/12)
Brownback doubts overall funding increase for higher ed; sees opportunities for state in federal budget mess (Capitol Report, 11/15/12)
Kansas panel’s choices will spur debate on court selection process (AP, 11/15/12)
Brownback promotes technical education to Regents (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/15/12)
Brownback says little chance of funding increase to higher ed (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/15/12)
Kansas lawmakers split on wind energy tax credits (KAKE, 11/14/12)
EDITORIAL: Wind energy worth the investment (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/14/12)
Judge rules against Kobach, will allow Kansas House hopefuls to contact voters (AP, 11/14/12)
Gov. appoints task force on reducing childhood poverty (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/14/12)
Missouri, Kansas reject state-run health insurance exchanges (Kaiser Health News, 11/13/12)
Brownback joins governors in call for renewing wind energy tax credit (AP, 11/13/12)
OPINION: Gov. Brownback clears final hurdle (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 11/13/12)
State officials disagree over consequences of tax cuts (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/11/12)
Four new faces to join Kansas State Board of Education (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/11/12)
Topeka senators return to transformed political realm (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/10/12)
Superintendents testify to Brownback’s task force (AP, 11/9/12)
Rally-goers seek expansion of Medicaid; Brownback’s office says discussion continues (Lawrence Journal-World, 11/9/12)
Evolution debate may fade away in Kansas schools (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Conservative ‘supermajority’ plans Kansas agenda (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/7/12)
OPINION: What’s the matter with Kansas Democrats? (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 11/6/12)
Kansas parties make last push on legislative races (AP, 11/5/12)
Missouri Democrats worried about Kansas voter ID law (Midwest Democracy, 11/3/12)
Lack of statewide races mute Kansas voting push (AP, 11/3/12)
Brownback: Tax-cut mailers ‘strictly educational’ (Midwest Democracy, 11/3/12)
Pushes by Kansas chamber, Democratic groups mark campaign’s final days (Midwest Democracy, 11/3/12)
PACs pour money into Kansas campaigns (AP, 11/2/12)
Dems to Gov: Reimburse state for mailers (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/2/12)
OCTOBER 2012
Brownback stumps for Romney in swing state of Ohio (Midwest Democracy, 10/24/12)
Kansas GOP saddles up for battleground states (Midwest Democracy, 10/24/12)

OPINION: Kansas Democratic resurgence? (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/23/12)
OPINION: Rising Kobach in way of Brownback’s presidential dreams (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 10/16/12)
Conservative stronghold at stake as Kansans go to polls (Wichita Eagle, 10/15/12)
SEPTEMBER 2012
Insurance regulator asks Brownback to set health exchange ‘benchmark’ (Midwest Democracy, 9/26/12)
Wind knocked out of region’s wind-energy plants (Kansas City Star, 9/25/12)
OPINION: Going negative – Eco Devo in the Kobach-Brownback era (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/24/12)
Statehouse live: Brownback asking lobbyists to contribute to 14 GOP state Senate candidates (Lawrence Journal World, 9/24/12)
Kansas cities stunned by end of Main Street program (Kansas City Star, 9/23/12)
OPINION: Gays and civil rights a rising issue in state (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/18/12)
Commentary: There’s no inside track for Sam Brownback (Kansas City Star, 9/14/12)
Kansas ballot challenge over Obama’s birth is ended (New York Times, 9/14/12)
Kansan seeks end to Obama ballot challenge (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/14/12)
Kansas panel delays ballot decision on Obama (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/13/12)
Official’s silence on Medicaid waivers stuns senators (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/12/12)
State board to hear objection to Obama’s candidacy (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/12/12)
Brownback touts state tax, budget reforms (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/10/12)
Ex-Kansas lawmaker’s residency doubted in new race (AP, 9/10/12)
Brownback invites Holder to tour Topeka Correctional Facility (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/10/12)
Brownback takes issue with DOJ report on women’s prison (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/7/12)
Brownback extols emergency preparedness (Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/7/12)
Anti-abortion group files ethics complaint against Johnson County DA (Midwest Democracy, 9/5/12)
State Sen. Schodorf says she’ll leave GOP (Wichita Eagle, 9/1/12)
AUGUST 2012
Gov. Brownback acknowledges that Romney’s welfare attack ads are false (Think Progress, 8/29/12)
Arguments concluding in Kansas school litigation (AP, 8/29/12)
Brownback officials aware of open-meetings danger (WE Blog, 8/28/12)
Brownback maintains open meetings act wasn’t violated (Lawrence Journal World, 8/27/12)
Commentary: All Small businesses benefit from tax plan (Wichita Eagle, 8/26/12)
Analysis: Shame big weapon with Kansas open meetings law (Kansas City Star, 8/26/12)
Plan would pay for work at Kansas Capitol (AP, 8/26/12)
Lobbyists also host committee gatherings (WE Blog, 8/26/12)
Brownback explains thinking behind tax cut (WE Blog, 8/26/12)
Transcripts: KOMA concerns raised before dinners (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/25/12)
Kris Kobach’s immigration bill gets lukewarm response in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 8/24/12)
Kris Kobach files lawsuit over Obama’s immigration policy change (Kansas City Star, 8/24/12)
Commentary: Kris Kobach faces backlash against his immigration policies (Kansas City Star, 8/24/12)
DA: Gov. Sam Brownback didn’t break rules with GOP-heavy private dinners (AP, 8/21/12)
Brownback says asking for 10% cuts in state agencies just first step in budget review process (Lawrence Journal World, 8/21/12)
Brownback chose not to push for more tax cuts (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/18/12)
Brownback asks agencies to propose 10% cuts (Lawrence Journal World, 8/17/12)
Kansas GOP seeks to make state model for nation (AP, 8/10/12)
Kansas voter ID success (Wall Street Journal, 8/9/12)
Conservative candidates win most Kansas Senate races (Wichita Eagle, 8/7/12)
Kansas House roundup: Ward defeats Loganbill (Wichita Eagle, 8/7/12)
GOP settles four House primary races (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/7/12)
State’s GOP conservatives gain upper hand (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/7/12)
Judge tosses claims from anti-abortion activist (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/7/12)
Video: Kobach: Kansas voter ID law ‘positive’ (Topeka Capital-Journal, 8/7/12)
Voters report some glitches in first major test of new ID system (Wichita Eagle, 8/7/12)
Kansas conservatives seek boost from GOP contests (AP, 8/6/12)
State candidates raising record amounts of money (Wichita Eagle, 8/5/12)
Those who plan to vote take their votes seriously (Wichita Eagle, 8/5/12)
Voter ID questions continue (Lawrence Journal World, 8/5/12)
In Kansas, conservatives vilify fellow Republicans (New York Times, 8/5/12)
Audio: Kansas GOP campaigns to exile moderates (NPR, 8/5/12)
Voters in Kansas and Missouri will have many big decisions Tuesday (Kansas City Star, 8/5/12)
Former Brownback aide is still deep in Kansas politics (Kansas City Star, 8/4/12)
Negative ads multiply in Republicans’ mailboxes (Wichita Eagle, 8/4/12)
Roundup of fundraising for Kansas House races (Midwest Democracy, 8/4/12)
Former Brownback chief of staff aiding primary races (Midwest Democracy, 8/4/12)
Judge won’t dismiss suit over abortion rules (AP,8/4/12)
Statehouse live: Money continues flowing into Republican state Senate races (Lawrence Journal World, 8/3/12)
Down to the wire in Kansas (National Review, 8/3/12)
Election is a fight over judges, abortion (Wichita Eagle, 8/3/12)
Retired judge’s portrait not enough to satisfy state voter ID law (AP, 8/3/12)
Kansas political races are raising record amounts of money (Kansas City Star, 8/3/12)
Fired juvenile official gets state pension (AP, 8/3/12)
Kansas Senate candidates offer different ways to improve business climate in Kansas (Wichita Business Journal, 8/3/12)
Kansas candidates have an eye on judge selection (Kansas City Star, 8/2/12)
Kobach predicts first statewide test of photo ID to vote will be a success (Lawrence Journal World, 8/2/12)
The Star’s recommendations: Huge stakes in Kansas primary (Kansas City Star, 8/2/12)
PAC affiliated with Kansas gov. reports no activity (AP, 8/2/12)
Kobach predicts 18% turnout for Tuesday’s primary (Kansas City Star, 8/2/12)
Donors weigh in as Republicans battle in Kansas (Midwest Democracy, 8/1/12)
Evolution big issue in Kansas state school board races (Midwest Democracy, 8/1/12)
It’s incumbent vs. incumbent in Kansas House race (Midwest Democracy, 8/1/12)
JULY 2012
Governor asks for new crop insurance option (WIBW, 7/31/12)
Koch industries backing Chamber’s election efforts in Kansas (Midwest Democracy, 7/31/12)
One part of health reform rates attention in Kansas (Kansas City Business Journal, 7/30/12)
Kansans’ political labels paint complex landscape (Wichita Eagle, 7/30/12)
Koch Industries, Kansas Chamber of Commerce trying to knock off moderate Republicans (Lawrence Journal World, 7/30/12)
Kansans’ political labels paint complex landscape (Wichita Eagle, 7/30/12)
Brownback: Why Kansas had to cut taxes (Kansas City Kansan, 7/30/12)
Editorial: Brownback’s oh-so-rosy outlook obscures and misleads (Kansas City Star,7/30/12)
Many doubt Brownback on taxes, budget (Wichita Eagle, 7/29/12)
Many doubt Brownback on taxes, budget (Kansas.com, 7/29/12)
Commentary: GOP primary all about Brownback (Wichita Eagle, 7/29/12)
Kansas complying with one aspect of ACA (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/28/12)
Dems blast Brownback’s budget assumptions (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/27/12)
Douglas County offers own voter ID system (Lawrence Journal World, 7/27/12)
Statehouse live: At least 8 GOP legislators registered to attend ALEC meeting (Lawrence Journal World, 7/27/12)
Democrats say Brownback misleading public over tax cuts (Lawrence Journal World, 7/27/12)
Officials tout new $2oM program for technical education (Lawrence Journal World, 7/27/12)
Republicans vs. Conservatives (Wall Street Journal, 7/27/12)
Brownback says Kansas finances are strong, can handle tax cuts (Wichita Business Journal, 7/26/12)
Brownback to review Kansas financial standing (Kansas City Star, 7/25/12)
Video: Brownback touts Kansas’ financial standing (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/25/12)
Governor hints more state job cuts are coming (Kansas Reporter, 7/25/12)
Brownback says solid Kansas finances allow for tax cuts (AP, 7/25/12)
Insight Kansas: Critical numbers in the state Senate elections (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/24/12)
Commentary: Sky won’t fall due to tax cut (Wichita Eagle, 7/24/12)
Shawnee DA reviewing info in Kansas meetings probe (AP, 7/23/12)
Conservatives push for control of Kansas Senate (Kansas City Business Journal, 7/23/12)
Aug 7 primary heats up Kansas GOP infighting (Kansas City Star, 7/23/12)
Commentary: Crucial numbers in Senate election (Wichita Eagle, 7/22/12)
Editorial: Need to check, balance Brownback (Wichita Eagle, 7/22/12)
End may be coming for GOP moderates (Lawrence Journal World, 7/22/12)
Kansas GOP primary a referendum on Gov. Sam Brownback (Wichita Eagle, 7/21/12)
Governor seeks more Kansas county drought declarations (AP, 7/20/12)
Disaster payments hard to track, officials say (Kansas Reporter, 7/20/12)
The battle for Kansas (National Review, 7/20/12)
Kansas GOP feud flares up again (Politico, 7/20/12)
Centrist Republicans feel the heat in Kansas primaries (Wall Street Journal, 7/19/12)
Brownback: Trade with Europe could add $5B in business (Kansas City Business Journal, 7/19/12)
Drought news: Brownback extols Kansas’ water management (Kansas City Business Journal, 7/19/12)
Disaster payments become a major cash crop (Kansas Reporter, 7/19/12)
Gov. Brownback announces money for crime reduction efforts in Kansas (WIBW, 7/19/12)
Brownback reflects on Kansas trade with Europe (AP, 7/18/12)
Kansas Republicans war over ‘Ryan plan’ style tax cuts (Reuters,7/18/12)
Brownback: Other governors have endorsed in primary races (Hays Daily News, 7/17/12)
Insight Kansas: Kansans as lab rats: ‘Our real, live experiment’ (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/17/12)
Brownback’s endorsements irk GOP group (Hays Daily News, 7/16/12)
Brownback coming out of the shadows (Wichita Eagle, 7/16/12)
The Star’s recommendations: Support moderates for Kansas Senate (Kansas City Star, 7/14/12)
Brownback reverses course on primary endorsements (Topeka Capital-Journal, 7/13/12)
Insight Kansas: History and the Governor (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/3/12)
Ruling leaves Medicaid expansion decision to state (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/3/12)
Missouri, Kansas face Medicaid expansion dilemma (Kansas City Star, 7/3/12)
Brownback leads Kansas delegation heading to English air show (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/3/12)
Lt. Gov. Colyer says Republicans may use budget reconciliation to overturn federal health care law (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/2/12)
Reorganization of two social service agencies takes effect (Lawrence Journal-World, 7/2/12)
Kansas governor celebrates reorganization of agencies (Kansas City Star, 7/2/12)
Kansas insurance chief goes against GOP grain (Kansas City Star, 7/1/12)
JUNE 2012
Kansas shakes up its social services system (Kansas City Star, 6/30/12)
Health care law’s politics not settled (Wichita Eagle, 6/29/12)
Kansas: State mum about ruling’s effect on Medicaid reform (Kansas Reporter, 6/29/12)
Brownback: Wait for November to act on health care (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/28/12)
GOP hostility blocked Kansas work on health overhaul (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/28/12)
Kansas Gov says health care ruling infringes on liberties (Kansas Reporter, 6/28/12)
Kansas will have less control over health insurance sales, commissioner says (Kansas Reporter, 6/28/12)
Governor signs career and tech education bill (KFDI, 6/27/12)
Schools told to prioritize their budget requests (Lawrence Journal-World, 6/27/12)
Kansas picks three companies to take over Medicaid program (Kansas City Business Journal, 6/27/12)
Insight Kansas: The Senate eight (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/26/12)
Editorial: Ugly side to state budget (Wichita Eagle, 6/24/12)
Video: KS Gov. Sam Brownback on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America (YouTube, 6/21/12)
Kansas could face big costs in redistricting lawsuit (AP, 6/21/12)
Audio: God, politics and Sam Brownback’s Kansas (KCUR, 6/21/12)
Brownback talks tax bite in Big Apple (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/20/12)
What if tax expiriment doesn’t work? (WE Blog, 6/20/12)
Video: Gov Sam Brownback interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe (6/19/12)
Public input on KanCare doesn’t seem to matter (WE Blog, 6/19/12)
Audio: Kansas Medicaid hearing draws extensive criticism (KCUR, 6/19/12)
Investigation into meetings with Brownback winding down (AP, 6/18/12)
Wichita crowd voices concerns about governor’s plan to reform Medicaid (Kansas City Star, 6/18/12)
Kansas tax cuts arouse opposition instead of applause (Washington Times, 6/18/12)
Opinion: Brownback tax reform bad for Kansas (Joplin Globe, 6/18/12)
KOMA investigation winding down (Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/17/12)
Governor leads bikers on first Flint Hills Freedom Ride (WIBW, 6/16/12)
Opinion: Maiming education to improve the economy (The Sunflower, 6/15/12)
Kansas repeals severance tax exemption (Upstream, 6/14/12)
Brownback to lead Flint Hills motorcycle ride (Kansas City Star, 6/14/12)
Kansas repeals 24-month severance tax exemption for oil and gas production (Wall Street Journal, 6/13/12)
With income tax changes, Kansas and Maryland show their true colors (Forbes, 6/12/12)
Kansas governor does a 180 – restores arts funding (Alter NOW, 6/12/12)
Kansas AG pays $644K to defend state abortion laws (Kansas City Star, 6/11/12)
Brownback to speak at national anti-abortion event (Kansas City Star, 6/11/12)
Kobach: No appeal, no change in Monday filing deadline — ‘most disruptive’ map ever (Midwest Democracy, 6/8/12)
Kansas legislature faces electoral tsunami (Midwest Democracy, 6/8/12)
Kansas lawmakers questioned in probe of meetings (Kansas City Star, 6/7/12)
Kansas restores state arts funding, but matching funds won’t return until 2014 (Wichita Eagle, 6/6/12)
State Rep. Susan Wagle criticizes subpoenas over governor’s meetings (Wichita Eagle, 6/5/12)
Most incumbent Kansas lawmakers seeking re-election (Kansas City Star, 6/5/12)
Flurry of briefs filed in Kansas redistricting case after last week’s testimony (Wichita Eagle, 6/4/12)
Glitch concerning deduction lurks in new Kansas tax law (Kansas City Star, 6/4/12)
Challenges to Kansas law converge in court (Kansas City Star, 6/2/12)
Speaker Mike O’Neal announces retirement from Kansas House (Kansas City Star, 6/1/12)
MAY 2012
Judges will now draw Kansas political districts (Kansas City Star, 5/30/12)
Insight Kansas: Brownback takes a cosmic roll of the dice (Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/29/12)
Kansas redistricting hearing debates merits, politics of boundaries (Kansas City Star, 5/29/12)
Bill passed by Kansas House makes abortion a tax issue (Kansas City Star, 5/7/12)
Lawmakers revise deal on proposed tax cuts (Lawrence Journal World, 5/3/12)
In Kansas, a redistricting battle like no other (Stateline, 5/3/12)
Tax plan cost estimates soaring (again) (Midwest Democracy, 5/2/12)
Democratic leader says Brownback-endorsed tax plan benefits big business at expense of low income (Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/12)
New estimate shows $712M deficit from tax cuts (Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/12)
School funding increase stalls in KS legislature (Kansas City Star, 5/2/12)
Future of school finance bill may hinge on desire for tax cuts (913 News, 5/2/12)
Former legislators, all Republicans, criticize Brownback-endorsed tax cuts (Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/12)
House budget committee holds back $22M from Kansas Bioscience Authority (Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/12)
Kansas Senate OKs redistricting plan (Kansas City Star, 5/1/12)
APRIL 2012
Lawmakers struggle with Kansas tax plan (Kansas City Star, 4/30/12)
Delay in redistricting affects filings for elections (Kansas City Star, 4/29/12)
Editorial: Pump more money into Kansas schools (Kansas City Star, 4/24/12)
Editorial: Kansas ignores the needs of physically disabled (Kansas City Star, 4/21/12)
Bids to eliminate state income tax falter in Kansas, Missouri (Midwest Democracy, 4/18/12)
Kansas governor vetoes banking bill to defend authority (AP, 4/16/12)
Brownback’s school finance plan remains incomplete (Kansas City Business Journal, 4/16/12)
Critics question Brownback’s nursing oversight choice (AP, 4/16/12)
Video: Brownback, Legislature headed to stalemate over school funding (Fox4KC, 4/16/12)
Opinion: Be cautious on taxes (Wichita Eagle, 4/15/12)
Brownback, lawmakers may hit impasse over schools (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/15/12)
Brownback puts numbers to policy pledges (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/14/12)
Kansas on verge of historic tax change, researcher says (Missouri News Horizon, 4/12/12)
Brownback resists being ‘coerced’ by feds on bank, real estate rules (Kansas City Business Journal, 4/10/12)
Kansas governor protects barbers,but not your bush (Jezebel, 4/10/12)
Brownback participates in New York tax forum (Wichita Eagle, 4/10/12)
Brownback protests regulatory bills forced by feds (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/9/12)
Brownback nominates harsh critic to bioscience board (Kansas Reporter, 4/9/12)
Brownback protests regulatory measures (Kansas City Star, 4/9/12)
Session on the brink of failure (Wichita Eagle, 4/8/12)
Critics still push against KS Medicaid overhaul (NECN, 4/8/12)
KS Medicaid: Critics are running out of time to do serious damage to gov’s plan (AP, 4/8/12)
Brownback’s chief of staff steps down (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/6/12)
Gov vetoes barber law as economic burden (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/6/12)
Statehouse live: Brownback’s chief of staff steps down, but will continue working on governor’s behalf (Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/12)
Brownback, House speaker used state-owned plane to see Jayhawks in Final Four (Kansas City Star, 4/5/12)
Brownback active in promoting agenda (Lawrence Journal World, 4/2/12)
Much remains undone (Wichita Eagle, 4/1/12)
Redistricting key to rest of session (Wichita Eagle, 4/1/12)
Split in KS Senate GOP stalls redistricting (Kansas City Star, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
Kansas business tax cuts would shift revenue to other states (Wichita Eagle, 3/31/12)
Commentary: Brownback displays his will to win (Kansas City Star, 3/30/12)
Brownback says he had dinner meetings with GOP legislators to discuss agenda (Kansas City Star, 3/23/12)
Kansas House speaker drops push to split KC area in Congressional map (Kansas City Star, 3/21/12)
Critics ‘sarcasm-bomb’ Kansas governor’s Facebook page (Kansas City Star, 3/21/12)
Kansas Senate lines up behind tax cut proposal (Kansas City Star, 3/21/12)
Kansas Senate vote opens door for talks on tax reform (Wichita Eagle, 3/21/12)
Kansas House votes down latest redistricting bill (Wichita Eagle, 3/21/12)
KS Senate approves plan that cuts taxes, keeps deductions (Kansas City Star, 3/21/12)
Kansas Senate reverses course, supports tax plan (Midwest Democracy, 3/21/12)
Kansas House would look to casinos to shore up pension system (Wichita Eagle, 3/20/12)
Kansas Senate severely alters Gov. Brownback’s income tax plan (Wichita Eagle, 3/20/12)
Kansas Senate panel OKs redistricting map that moves challengers out of incumbents’ districts (Kansas City Star, 3/20/12)
Kansas panel won’t act on Kobach citizenship rule (Kansas City Star, 3/16/12)
Kansas House gives budget first-round approval (Kansas City Star, 3/16/12)
Republican politicians ‘sarcasm bombed’ with female health details on Facebook walls (ABC News, 3/16/12)
Editorial: The tax plan puzzle (Wichita Eagle, 3/15/12)
Dueling income-tax-cut plans advancing in Kansas Legislature (Wichita Business Journal, 3/15/12)
Administration seeks to reassure on KanCare (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/15/12)
Former health insurance executive questions Brownback’s Medicaid plan (Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/12)
Brownback’s Facebook page swamped with posts critical of his anti-abortion stance (Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/12)
Women’s health supporters flood Sam Brownback’s Facebook wall with sarcasm (Alternet, 3/15/12)
Editorial: Kansas House serves up a non-starter on taxes (Kansas City Star, 3/15/12)
Voter group criticizes Kobach work schedule (Kansas City Star, 3/15/12)
KS House to take final vote on tax cuts (CBS Moneywatch, 3/14/12)
House, Senate tax cut plans advance in Kansas Legislature (Wichita Eagle, 3/14/12)
Kansas House committee OKs redistricting map (Kansas City Star, 3/14/12)
Doubts raised about KanCare bidders’ ratings (Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/14/12)
Editorial: Brownback administration still not listening (Wichita Eagle, 3/14/12)
Kansas House gives initial approval to tax cut plan (Kansas City Star, 3/13/12)
Competing Kansas tax plans all flawed, critics say (Kansas Reporter, 3/12/12)
Kansas House delays debate on GOP plan for tax cuts (Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/12)
Kansas House debating modified GOP plan for tax cuts (Dodge Globe, 3/12/12)
Kansas: Ground zero for the Christian right’s rise (Salon, 3/9/12)
Political Geography: Kansas (FiveThirtyEight, 3/9/12)
Kansas offers Santorum chance for big delegate grab (New York Times, 3/9/12)
Gov. Sam Brownback joins Ron Paul at a Topeka rally (Houston Chronicle, 3/9/12)
Who will win rural Kansas? (Washington Post, 3/9/12)
Doctor training at issue in Kansas abortion bill (Midwest Democracy, 3/9/12)
Koch brothers file Kansas lawsuit over Cato Inst. ownership (Kansas City Star, 3/2/12)
FEBRUARY 2012
Kansas GOP leader questions pace of meetings review (Kansas City Star, 2/27/12)
Kansas caucuses marked by high stakes, low budgets (Kansas City Star, 2/24/12)
Kansas Senate rejects health ‘freedom’ proposal (Kansas City Star, 2/23/12)
Kansas senators refuse to give governor more power over judges (Kansas City Star, 2/23/12)
Amended Kansas tax plan increases burden on poor (Kansas City Star, 2/23/12)
Voter citizenship rule advance in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 2/23/12)
Immigration bills sought by Kobach get lukewarm response in Kansas (Midwest Democracy, 2/22/12)
Kansas House tax plan hurts poor, too (Midwest Democracy, 2/22/12)
JANUARY 2012
Kansas Senate committee to vote on congressional redistricting map (Kansas City Star, 1/30/12)
Kansas agriculture secretary seeks federal waiver for illegal immigrants (Kansas City Star, 1/29/12)
Press group says Brownback’s dinners may have violated sunshine law (Kansas City Star, 1/28/12)
Judges in Kansas contributed to anti-abortion political action committee (Kansas City Star, 1/28/12)
Redistricting proposals surface in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 1/27/12)
Brownback supports speeding up roadwork (Kansas City Star, 1/27/12)
Democrats say Kobach’s actions are too partisan (Kansas City Star, 1/27/12)
Lawmakers blast online teacher evaluations in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 1/26/12)
In Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback drives a rightward shift (Stateline, 1/25/12)
Kansas lawmakers to review state’s food-stamp policy (Kansas City Star, 1/25/12)
Brownback says he will review Kansas policy on food stamps (Kansas City Star, 1/25/12)
Questions raised about Kansas Medicaid reform plans (Kansas City Star, 1/24/12)
Editorial: Brownback’s shameful food stamp policy hurts kids (Kansas City Star, 1/23/12)
Boeing departure shakes Wichita’s identity as airplane capital (New York Times, 1/18/12)
KS House member secretly tapes conversation with GOP senate colleague (Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/17/12)
Brownback tax plan would hit impoverished Kansans the hardest (Kansas City Star, 1/17/12)
Brownback releases a tight Kansas budget proposal (Kansas City Star, 1/12/12)
Editorial: Mighty Sam Brownback hasn’t struck out (yet) (Kansas City Star, 1/12/12)
Gov. Brownback outlines sweeping tax plan (Kansas City Star, 1/11/12)
Editorial: GOP shift? (Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/12)
Opinion: Voting laws wage war on poor (Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/12)
Brownback pushes Legislature to attack bowl full of hot issues (Kansas City Star, 1/7/12)
Brownback hopes to boost fracking in Kansas (Kansas City Star, 1/7/12)
Brownback has full agenda awaiting legislators as session starts Monday (Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/12)
Editorial: Kansas lawmakers should cut spending judiciously (Kansas City Star, 1/7/12)
Kansas leaders pursuing  2 paths in next step after Boeing announces plant closure (Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/12)
Brownback to unveil technical education plan Monday (Kansas City Star, 1/6/12)
Boeing’s free-market move is going to cost Kansas big-time (LA Times, 1/5/12)
Editorial: Kansas Medicaid reform must protect the needy (Kansas City Star, 1/5/12)
2,100 jobs lost as Boeing announces plan to shut down operations in Wichita by 2013 (Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/12)
Absentee voting concerns raised under new law (Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/12)
GOP moderates under attack (Hays Daily News, 1/2/12)
Last bastion of GOP moderates in Kansas under attack (NTV, 1/1/12)

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