Tag Archives: Kansas

The Undeclared

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, lawmakers in Kansas are pushing to eliminate the requirement of taking a gun-safety class to obtain a concealed carry license. What could go wrong? The blog was down for a couple hours because … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Sam Brownback Will Target the Poor and Working Class to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has finally unveiled his plan to plug holes in the state budget generated by his signature tax cuts and the plan is to raise fees and taxes on the poor and working class so he can … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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After Court Says Kansas School Budget is “Inadequate,” Gov. Brownback Will Cut Education Even More

Although a district court recently ruled that Kansas’ school budget is unconstitutional, it appears that Governor Sam Brownback is poised to cut school funding even further to plug holes in the state budget generated by his signature tax cuts. But … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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More Bad News in Kansas

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire? A federal grand jury is investigating larges loans made to Sam Brownback’s reelection campaign because no one can explain where the money came from. From the Associated Press The subpoena doesn’t say which specific loans … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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District Court Says Kansas School Budget is Unconstitutional

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s plan to cut his way out of budget holes generated by his signature tax cuts hit a snag this week as the Shawnee County District Court ruled that the state’s education budget was “inadequate” under the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Thanks Obama

Last week Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced that the state would cut spending and transfer money from other areas of the budget to fill a hole generated by Brownback’s signature tax cuts. A significant portion of the funds Brownback intends … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Kansas: Here Come the Spending Cuts

As predicted, Kansas Governor Brownback is going to make up for holes in the state budget by cutting spending, not by repealing or reducing his signature tax cuts. via Reuters (Reuters) – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday called for … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Brownback’s Tax Policy May Be An Even Bigger Failure

Earlier this week it was revealed that the state of Kansas may miss revenue goals by $1 billion over the next two years under Governor Sam Brownback’s economic regime, but it may be even worse than that according to analysis … Continue reading

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Brownback’s Tax Cut Magic Still Isn’t Working, Will Never Work

Governor Sam Brownback told the people of Kansas that his formula of tax cuts and budget cuts would get the economy moving again if they just give it more time and apparently the people bought it because they saw fit … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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End Times Now

Artist – Steve Greenberg In other news, a second girl has died after being shot on Friday of last week at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state. Three other victims remain hospitalized. Meanwhile, it appears the Brownback administration in Kansas … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Justification

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, the economic situation in Kansas, which has been referred to as a “disaster” and “catastrophe” by local press, became worse today as the state once again missed revenue targets by 10 percent. It’s … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Tax Cut Magic

As you may already be aware, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s economic regimen has backfired. Tax cuts signed into law by his administration have left deep holes in the state budget which resulted in cuts to education, among other things. It’s … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Love it or Leave it

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, the Kansas state government is poised to plug a few holes in their budget by auctioning off thousands of sex toys. I can’t imagine that will help Sam Brownback in his reelection bid. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Black Hole Fraud

Artist – Jen Sorensen In other news, lawmakers in Kansas are considering a bill that would require doctors to inform the state when their patients suffer a miscarriage. Conservative lawmakers say the government and Obamacare should stay out of our … Continue reading
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Jim Crow for Gays in Kansas

On Tuesday of this week the Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill that is everything the headline implies and worse. I don’t think we’ve seen anything quite like this the last half century. When passed, the new law will … Continue reading
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Whoops! Kansas Schools Lose Insurance After Gun Vote

Here’s one the Right Wing probably didn’t see coming. Kansas schools that are moving to allow teachers to carry guns may quickly find themselves uninsured and insurable. via USA Today DES MOINES, Iowa — A new Kansas law allowing gun … Continue reading
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Kansas GOP Wants to Shield Doctors for Intentional Malpratice

Legislators in Kansas are considering a bill that would prohibit you from filing a lawsuit against a physician if he or she lies to you about the health of your unborn child. “No civil action may be commenced in any … Continue reading
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Kansas Education Committee: Teachers Must Debunk Climate Change in Science Class

Kansas state lawmakers are pushing a bill that would command teachers to include evidence in their curriculum that would counter climate change. With the Kansas State Board of Education preparing to vote on new science standards this year, the House … Continue reading
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Kris Kobach, Creator of “Papers Please,” Also a Birther

Kris Kobach, the grandfather of “Papers Please” anti-immigration law and an adviser to Mitt Romney, said yesterday that he and the state board of elections was considering removing President Obama from the November ballot. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, … Continue reading

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Who Needs Sharia Law?

…when you have Christian law. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law yesterday some of the worst legislation imaginable. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a bill yesterday that will allow pharmacists in the state to refuse to fill a … Continue reading

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