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Latest Sam Brownback Items
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has until March 31 to decide the fate of the Kansas GOP's plan to make it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday declared Kansas the "Cradle of Basketball" in issuing a proclamation praising the three teams from the state playing in the NCAA men's tournament.
Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday that Kansas legislators should fully fund aid to the state's poor school districts, and that complying with a recent Kansas Supreme Court mandate on public education will require "significant" new spending.
As Kansas lawmakers fashion a plan to meet a court mandate to increase aid to the state's poor school districts, the concerns of the state's most populous county complicate the debate.
A leading credit rating firm says a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school funding was a "negative" event that puts even more pressure on the state's ability to pay its debts.
Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature were looking Thursday for ways to meet a court mandate to boost funding for poor school districts without busting the state budget, but a top Democrat said they and GOP Gov. Sam Brownback should just pony up.
Kansas House Democratic Leader Paul Davis says Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-controlled Legislature should immediately increase aid to poor school districts by $129 million.
The Wichita Eagle, March 9
The Kansas Supreme Court has settled some immediate issues over public school funding, but it left for another day the biggest issue - how much more money, if any, legislators must spend on education.