Sam Brownback

Dreamstime
March 24, 2018 - 3:48 am
Kansas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer said Thursday that the state is seeking to reverse a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision...
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Dreamstime
February 26, 2018 - 4:26 am
The fight to become the next face of the Republican Party in Kansas is heating up following the departure of Gov. Sam Brownback. The Kansas City Star reports that Secretary of State Kris Kobach has long been seen as the GOP front-runner. But the man he wants to replace, Gov. Jeff Colyer, is trying...
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Dreamstime
February 18, 2018 - 4:06 am
The company that processes Medicaid applications in Kansas is facing mulitple fines of up to $250,000 a day and may lose its state contract because it is far out of compliance with the required performance standards. The Wichita Eagle reports that state sent Maximus a non-compliance letter on...
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Dreamstime
February 03, 2018 - 7:48 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is likely to keep some of former Gov. Sam Brownback's most prominent policy stances in spite of promising a "new day" when he took office this week. Colyer was sworn in Wednesday after Brownback resigned to take an ambassador's post. Like Brownback, Republican Colyer is a...
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Dreamstime
January 31, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Outgoing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state's prisons, hospitals and other facilities are in disrepair after years of underfunding. Brownback, who was stepped down Wednesday to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, raised concerns after the State Finance Council...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2018 - 4:58 am
Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's resigning at 3 p.m...
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KNSS NEWS
January 25, 2018 - 10:29 am
Sam Brownback plans to step down as Kansas governor at 3 p.m. Wednesday following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to an ambassador's post. Brownback sent a letter of resignation Thursday to the Kansas secretary of state, detailing his plan to step down next week. Fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff...
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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
January 24, 2018 - 5:17 pm
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved Sam Brownback's bid to be U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, setting the stage for him to resign the governorship in Kansas after seven contentious years in office. With two Republican senators absent, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to...
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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
January 22, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Monday to cut off debate on President Donald Trump's nomination of the conservative Republican governor to serve as U.S. ambassador-at-...
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