Sam Brownback http://kmuw.org en Paul Davis Cites High Property Taxes In Wichita Visit http://kmuw.org/post/paul-davis-cites-high-property-taxes-wichita-visit <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Democrat Paul Davis, currently a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, is running against Gov. Sam Brownback in the upcoming November elections, Davis visited Wichita on Monday, KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has more…</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Sandefur 34349 at http://kmuw.org Paul Davis Cites High Property Taxes In Wichita Visit Gov. Brownback Signs A New Round Of Bills This Week http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-signs-new-round-bills-week <p>Governor Sam Brownback has signed 5 new bills into law this week.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/documents/hb2210_00_0000.pdf">House Bill 2210</a> -</strong> Prohibits residents from changing their party affiliation in an election year, from the date of the deadline for candidates to file for office in June through the certification of the results of the August Primary Election.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:39:37 +0000 Kate Clause 32053 at http://kmuw.org Sandy Praeger Breaks Away From Fellow Republicans And Opposes Gov. Brownback's Re-Election http://kmuw.org/post/sandy-praeger-breaks-away-fellow-republicans-and-opposes-gov-brownbacks-re-election <p>Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is opposing Governor Brownback's re-election as governor.</p><p>Commissioner Praeger has joined a new bipartisan group hoping to thwart Brownback's bid for a second term.</p><p>Praeger went public yesterday about her break with Brownback and other Kansas Republicans.</p><p>She's appearing in an online video criticizing the governor from the Reroute the Roadmap group.</p><p>The group's six sponsors include Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:03:52 +0000 Associated Press 29569 at http://kmuw.org Gov. Brownback Wants To Use Extra $430K To Hire More State Inspectors http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-wants-use-extra-430k-hire-more-state-inspectors <p>Governor Sam Brownback wants to spend an extra $430 thousand dollars to hire more state inspectors. They'll oversee the accuracy of thousands of scales and product scanners.</p><p>The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Weights and Measures licenses private companies and technicians to install and service scales. State inspectors then "spot-check" a fraction of the work.</p><p>Brownback says it boosted compliance rates when he initiated the program more than 20 years ago as the state's agriculture secretary.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:54:29 +0000 Associated Press 29253 at http://kmuw.org Kansas To Increase Payments From Oil And Gas Fund To State Counties http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-increase-payments-oil-and-gas-fund-state-counties <p>Kansas will increase payments from a trust fund to several counties that had sued over the annual disbursements.</p><p>Governor Sam Brownback's administration announced earlier this week that the state will increase payments from the Oil and Gas Depletion Fund to many counties.</p><p>Nearly half of the state's 105 counties, and all the counties in southwest Kansas, sued last fall.</p><p>They said they should have received twice as much money as the total sent to counties in October from the trust fund.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:30:06 +0000 Associated Press 29023 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Releases Details Of Budget Plan http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-releases-details-budget-plan <p>Governor Sam Brownback is proposing a reversal of some state university salary cuts and a raise for classified state employees. He's also hoping to rewrite the Department of Corrections budget.</p><p>Senator Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican, chairs the Senate's budget committee. He says most of the governor's proposed $460 million dollar spending increase is allocated for corrections, but some lawmakers will still have concerns.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:23:53 +0000 Stephen Koranda 29000 at http://kmuw.org Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer Loaned $500K To Gov. Brownback's Re-election Campaign http://kmuw.org/post/lt-gov-jeff-colyer-loaned-500k-gov-brownbacks-re-election-campaign <p>Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer loaned $500,000 to Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign at the end of 2013.</p><p>Financial disclosure reports submitted to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by the Brownback campaign revealed the last-minute loan from Colyer, Brownback's Republican running-mate. The contribution pushed the governor's total receipts for the year to $1.6 million.</p><p>Brownback's Democratic challenger Paul Davis had $1 million in total receipts for the year.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:47:01 +0000 Associated Press 28837 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Nominates State Senator for KCC Seat http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-nominates-state-senator-kcc-seat <p>Governor Sam Brownback is nominating a former Kansas Senate majority leader for a seat on the Kansas Corporation Commission.</p><p>Brownback has chosen Republican Senator Jay Emler, from Lindsborg, to take the position being vacated by KCC Chairman Mark Sievers.</p><p>Brownback says Emler will be a good fit for the commission, which regulates industries including utilities and oil drilling.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:13:08 +0000 Stephen Koranda 28663 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Raised $1.6M In 2013 For Re-Election http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-raised-16m-2013-re-election <p>A close ally of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the Republican raised more than $1.6 million in cash contributions last year for his re-election campaign. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:38:42 +0000 Associated Press 28619 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Hosts Closed-Door Education Meeting http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-hosts-closed-door-education-meeting <p>Governor Sam Brownback met with education officials and some top Republican lawmakers Monday to talk about school finance. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:40:57 +0000 Stephen Koranda 26784 at http://kmuw.org