INSIGHT KANSAS: The hollow state

From the Hays Post: “When considering “failed states,” we often think of Syria or Libya, where civic breakdowns, violence, and the lack of a viable government lead to chaos. So it’s pushing things more than a bit to think of Kansas as a failed state. But it’s certainly a weakened…

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Time to throw bums out of Legislature

An opinion from The Wichita Eagle: BY H. EDWARD FLENTJE “Kansas voters may be ready to throw the bums out in upcoming elections. Why? Because many Kansans see their state government as one big mess.” “Nearly three of every four Kansans recently surveyed gave poor marks to the performance of…

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Gov. Brownback’s Tax Cuts & Failed Job Growth in Kansas

From Take Back Kansas: “4-years ago today, on May 22, 2012, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law his signature tax cuts. One of Brownback’s primary arguments for the tax cuts was they would be an engine for job creation.  While the tax cuts didn’t go into effect until the start…

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Pillaging Kansas

From The Hays Daily News: “Gov. Sam Brownback made good Wednesday on the legislative directive to reduce state spending — slashing it by $97 million.” “Unwilling or unable to make cuts themselves, lawmakers left it up to the governor to bring expenses in line with diminished revenues. Prohibited by law…

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