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Statehouse Live: Brownback signs budget; vetoes Kansas Arts Commission funding

Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback on Saturday signed into law the $13.8 billion state budget, and as expected vetoed funding of the Kansas Arts Commission. The budget, approved with only Republican votes in ... read more

Dems blast Haley vetoes on arts, teacher pay raise

Nikki Haley issued some reckless budget vetoes ... Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback deleted funding for his state's art commission in 2011, but lawmakers brought back $700,000 for this budget year. A "Rally ... read more

Republicans rule in the Missouri and Kansas statehouses, and the consequences could be profound

Kansas and Missouri voters put their bets down on Republicans last week. The red tsunami tossed some Democrats aside as it swept in robust Republican majorities in statehouse ... state’s budget in the ... read more

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Issues likely to come up in 2011 in Topeka

After years of vetoes by Democratic governors, abortion opponents are eyeing further restrictions on late-term abortions. Brownback has said he will sign any “pro-life ... more than a year of work by ... read more

Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Comes To An End As Lawmakers Vote To Raise Taxes

Kansas lawmakers ... to override Brownback's veto of a $1.2 billion tax increase. The law to increase taxes over the next two years comes as legislators seek to close a projected $900 million budget g... read more

Statehouse Live: Committee votes to keep Kansas Arts Commission; Lawrence students attend hearing

The students, who arranged with their teachers to make the trip, briefly demonstrated and carried signs outside the Statehouse ... rejected Brownback’s proposal, Brownback would simply line-item veto ... read more

State budget hole grows to more than $1 billion

The Board of Equalization is set to meet Tuesday to certify what lawmakers will have available to appropriate in crafting the fiscal year 2017 budget. Earlier estimates put the hole at $900.3 million. ... read more

Text: Ashcroft Senate Confirmation Hearing (Day 3)

The senator from Kansas, Senator Brownback ... budget priorities, we've heard comments, but I'm not sure that you were there when I mentioned earlier in the context of vetoes, one of the vetoes I talk... read more

Governors' inaugural celebration plans, by state

Events include a sold out, $100-a-person, black tie-optional inaugural ball at the Statehouse Convention ... He declined to release the budget for the festivities, but it was roughly $300,000 in 2011 ... read more

Education in crosshairs

Statehouse leaders aren’t ... with less money to spend on anything. And though Brownback dutifully avoided K-12 funding in his proposed $280 million in current-year budget cuts and fund transfers, edu... read more

Playing it again: Pianos, policing, pings and complaints in 2015

So maybe the “optics” are unfortunate, but the Kansas ... ravaged funding for schools. But going after pianos is easy, because Brownback and his conservative allies in the statehouse have already prov... read more

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