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Pro-life groups, which are eager to end research that destroys human embryos, are taking heart that funding decisions in two of the nation's most socially liberal states are going their way.
"The nation is looking for a change in leadership. Many Americans wake up every day wondering if we are descending rather than ascending as a nation. And most of our citizens want to rally behind hopeful alternatives to our current path," American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas tells Inside the Beltway.
A new law in Kansas that criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun controls in the state is unconstitutional, according to Attorney General Eric H. Holder.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law a requirement that those who receive welfare and jobless benefits are subject to drug testing.
Long clouded by ethical concerns, medical treatments and research based on stem cells taken from adults or the umbilical cords of newborns — but not human embryos — are getting renewed support from lawmakers and religious leaders.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may not have been invited to speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference — but his name has made CPAC's presidential straw poll as one of the 23 listed hopefuls to be the GOP's nominee in 2016.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to eliminate the individual income tax is a strong step toward improving Kansas' economic competitiveness and returning tax dollars to state residents and businesses ("State income taxes in peril," Commentary, Thursday).
Kansas lawmakers, led by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, introduced a bill Wednesday that would eventually end the state's income tax.
Governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Dave Heineman of Nebraska and Sam Brownback of Kansas have all recently publicly stated their desire to eliminate their states' income taxes.
Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, driven by the recession's toll on revenue and, in some cases, a new zeal to shrink government.
As Roe v. Wade turns 40, right-to-life activists are riding a wave of success in Kansas — where new restrictions on abortions just won a legal challenge — and are pushing the Republican-dominated state to approve more laws.
Washington has given up on fundamental tax reform. That leaves it up to the states to experiment with better ways of funding government operations.
Republican governors elected in 2010's tea party wave have generally made good on pledges to cut taxes and limit spending, according to the latest fiscal report card released Tuesday by the Cato Institute think tank, which graded the states' executives on their boldness is reining in government expansion.
Rep. Paul Ryan could be Mitt Romney's olive branch to voters who want to see illegal immigrants gain legal status, with the Wisconsin Republican having repeatedly backed legalization efforts and cast himself in the mold of former President George W. Bush, who fought a battle with his own party on the issue.
A seven-term congressman, Paul Ryan is well-known — and well-regarded — in Washington circles as an articulate and passionate advocate of fiscal responsibility and limited government. But for many Americans, the 42-year-old Wisconsin lawmaker, named this weekend as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, is a relative unknown.
"We are catching it right as the field is really starting to burgeon," he said, according to the Kansas Health Institute News Service.
"This is the beginning," Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Nov. 23, when the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center held its inaugural conference.