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2017 State of the State

Governor Sam Brownback 2017 State of the State Address January 10th, 2017   Mr. Speaker, Madam President, members of the Kansas Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, and my personal favorite, the First Lady of Kansas Mary Brownback.   Also here are my parents,...

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. Announces Humanitarians of the Year

Topeka – Kansas Lieutenant Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer today announced the first annual Humanitarians of the Year recipients as selected by the Kansas Humanitarian Commission. • Dr. Shaker Dakhil from Wichita has spent his life treating cancer patients and started the...

Governor Sam Brownback announces date for State of the State Address

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced he has accepted the invitation of Speaker-elect of the Kansas House of Representatives Ron Ryckman (R-Olathe) to deliver his 2017 State of the State address to the Kansas Legislature at 5:00 p.m. Jan. 10, 2017 in the Hall...

Brownback’s Budget

This is a grassroots newsletter sent to Kansans statewide. Sign up to receive these grassroots updates in your inbox.   Fellow Kansans, The hypocrisy is deafening. You may have recently noticed a peculiar turn in media coverage of Governor Brownback. For the last six...

Human Rights & Kansas Courts

Fellow Kansans, Last Friday—the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade—Kansas was again at the forefront of the battle for life. Respecting the dignity, beauty, and value of every life, Governor Brownback has enacted pro-life legislation each year he’s been in office. For...

Socialism and Reality

Fellow Kansans, During his latest swing through the Midwest, self-avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders hurled a trite insult at Governor Brownback. “In Kansas, you’ve got a governor who likes to beat up on the poor,” flung Sanders, making reference to welfare...

Kansas as it really is

Fellow Kansans, While local media are busy reporting the Kansas they choose to see, national economists are reporting Kansas as it really is. A recent piece from Investor’s Business Daily outlines the proposal, execution, and results of Governor Brownback’s tax plan....

Kansas roads rank third in America

Fellow Kansans, Coming as surprise to precisely no one, the Kansas media has largely failed to cover a new national report revealing the exceptional quality of Kansas roads. Why, you ask? Because it didn’t fit into their preconceived, biased narrative. They would much...

Royals and the Royal

Royals and the Royal Fellow Kansans, True or False: the Kansas City Royals baseball team was named after the American Royal Livestock Show. True – the Royals take their name from the American Royal, reflecting the status and importance of an organization that began...

Real and Wonky

Fellow Kansans, It’s time to get real and wonky about taxes. There is plenty of myth, rumor, and misinformation about the tax plan floating through this election charged atmosphere. Foremost amongst them? The Kansas tax plan is failing. Bring in the data. According to...

2013 State of the State

Kansas is a special place 2013 State of the State Delivered by Governor Sam Brownback January 15, 2013 Mr. Speaker, Madam President, Legislators, Justices of the Kansas Supreme Court; Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer and members of my Cabinet; leaders of the Native American...

Governor Sam Brownback orders flags lowered to honor John Glenn

In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, and the proclamation issued today by President Obama, Governor Sam Brownback ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff beginning immediately through sun-set the day of interment. “John Glenn served his nation as a...

Governor Sam Brownback orders flags lowered for Pearl Harbor Day

In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. “On this day of remembrance, we honor those who perished in...

Governor Sam Brownback proclaims Nov. 26 “Small Business Saturday”

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Nov. 26 as “Small Business Saturday” in Kansas to highlight the importance of small businesses to the state’s economy. “Shopping locally is a great way to help your neighbors and support your community,” said Governor...

Governor Sam Brownback urges reconciliation

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued a proclamation declaring “A Week of Reconciliation,” and issued the following statement: “As we bring in a new holiday season with those we hold dear, let us be ever-mindful of the qualities and ideals that bind us together...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on Veterans Day

Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day and the sacrifice of all those who have served in America’s military forces. “We should always honor those who have bravely served as members of the military, whether in...

Governor Sam Brownback appoints Richard Carlson as KDOT Secretary

Governor Sam Brownback today named Richard Carlson Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and Director of the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA). Carlson has served as Interim Secretary of KDOT since July 15. Carlson served in the Kansas House...

Consensus Revenue Estimating Working Group releases recommendations

Topeka - The seven-member Consensus Revenue Estimating (CRE) Working Group today issued its final recommendations to improve the CRE estimates that, per statute, are used as the base for developing the State’s budget.  The working group was created in June in response...

Governor Sam Brownback announces departure of State Bank Commissioner

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the resignation of Bank Commissioner Deryl Schuster, effective Nov. 1, 2016.  Schuster was appointed by the Governor in March, 2014. “Deryl’s tremendous experience in banking and small business finance served him well as...

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