Saturday, January 28, 2012

Brownbackistan Regional News Round Up, 28 Jan. 2012

Brownback supports speeding up road work
Kansas City Star
Sam Brownback joined with Democrats on Friday to announce plans to accelerate $50 million in Kansas road and bridge repairs. Brownback, a Republican, adopted part of the Democrats' jobs plan in agreeing to move ahead with 24 highway projects and eight ...
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Kan. ag secretary blasts KBA board of directors
CBS News
Sam Brownback's administration said Thursday that the Kansas Bioscience Authority's board of directors shared some of the blame for problems identified in a forensic audit of the agency, including questions about the spending decisions of its former ...
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Kan. governor has no plans to slow Medicaid overhaul
Dodge City Daily Globe
Sam Brownback is moving too quickly to turn all of it over to private health insurance companies. Brownback expects the state to issue contracts this year to three companies to manage the program, which provides health coverage to poor families and ...
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Letters | Saturday, Jan. 28
Kansas City Star
Sam Brownback's latest food policy for the children of immigrants is cruel (1/24, Editorial, “Brownback's shameful food policy hurts kids”). How can he pretend to be a Christian and then advocate laws to hurt the helpless and those who have no voice in ...
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Cedar Crest meetings may have violated law
Topeka Capital Journal
Sam Brownback in recent months has invited Republican members of several legislative committees to dinner at Cedar Crest, a possible violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act. By Andy Marso Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, pulled into the public parking ...
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Brownback's ambitious reform plan taxes lawmakers
Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's ambitious tax reform plan already is running into some hard political realities. Brownback wants to lower and flatten individual income tax rates, taxing the first $15000 at 3 percent and the rest at 4.9 percent.
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Governor, attorney general object to proposed EPA feedlot rule
High Plains Journal
Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently submitted a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap a proposed regulation on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Brownback and Schmidt cited concerns that the rule would ...
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Governor Brownback's tax plan could prompt businesses to restructure
Wichita Business Journal
Sam Brownback, the second taxpayer wouldn't pay any state income tax, says Shawn Sullivan, senior vice president for tax services at Allen Gibbs & Houlik. The effect of such a change is uncertain. Brownback says it will give business owners .
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