Sen. Barbara Bollier
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.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (center) with Vice President Mike Pence (left). Via Facebook
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens this week did a good job promoting a cleanup of a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. Then he rained a bit on his own parade. Continue reading
Illustration by Roberto Parada
Boo: The Kansas Senate narrowly failed Wednesday to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of necessary income tax changes.
This could be a stunningly great day in the Sunflower State.
It’s up to Kansas senators now. They need to do the right thing on Wednesday afternoon, follow the lead of the House and override Gov. Sam Brownback’s reckless veto of needed income tax changes.
Poor Kansans. Their newfound hope of creating a state of hope and opportunity for future generations was suddenly swept away Tuesday evening.
Lawmakers sometimes take ridiculous actions that embarrass their state nationally. A few of Missouri’s more knee-jerk House legislators did that on Tuesday. Continue reading
Gov. Eric Greitens in his gun-happy days.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is finding out that running from the media and retreating to his Facebook bubble has consequences.
It’s important to take a closer look at the proposed higher income tax rates swiftly approved by the Kansas Legislature on Thursday in the House and Friday in the Senate.
In lightning speed, the Kansas Senate on Friday passed the much-needed bill to kill the worst parts of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax-cut package from 2012.
Kansas Rep. Patty Markley
Kansas Rep. Joy Koesten
Johnson County’s delegation in the Kansas House — at least the Democrats and moderate Republicans — led the way Thursday in correctly approving a tax increase plan in the Legislature.
The Kansas Capitol
The Kansas House decisively made the right move Thursday. It approved a bill to repeal unfair tax exemptions for owners of 330,000 LLCs and to boost income tax rates for many residents.
The Kansas House on Wednesday put the first important nail in a coffin holding Gov. Sam Brownback’s destructive 2012 tax cuts.