The Kansas Legislature is back in session starting Monday. Here’s an opinionated look at the major issues and some of the people involved in them, from A to Y (sorry, Z).
UPDATED 4 pm: The Kansas Senate on Thursday killed a flat income tax plan advanced by Gov. Sam Brownback. Good. It would have been a sop to the rich.
The eyes of the nation are now focused squarely on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
Wow, that was quite a week in Kansas. The Legislature almost killed Gov. Sam Brownback’s destructive income tax cuts. More bids are ahead to do so, thankfully.
Please don’t underestimate just how badly Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has bungled the KanCare Medicaid program — serving more than 400,000 Kansans — with the complicity of too many state legislators.
Kansas Sen.-elect Barbara Bollier was steaming when reached by phone Wednesday afternoon.
9:20 a.m.: All of the Johnson County votes finally were counted by early Wednesday morning. They brought good and bad news for people wanting to fight back against Gov. Sam Brownback’s ruinous policies.
Barbara Bollier is an experienced Kansas state representative now running for the vacant 7th District Senate seat in Johnson County.
The longtime moderate Republican has a strong record of opposing the destructive policies of Gov. Sam Brownback. That includes her votes on crucial education issues as compiled by nonpartisan sources such as the Kansas PTA. Her website is pretty scathing as well when it comes to the governor’s policies.
Here’s the nightmare for moderate Republican candidates in Johnson County: Voters’ hatred for Gov. Sam Brownback’s destructive policies will imperil their chances of winning on Nov. 8.