Sam Brownback http://hppr.org en Kansas joins Oklahoma’s lawsuit over federal listing of lesser prairie chicken as threatened http://hppr.org/post/kansas-joins-oklahoma-s-lawsuit-over-federal-listing-lesser-prairie-chicken-threatened <p></p><p>Gov. Sam Brownback recently announced that Kansas is joining a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species according to a <a href="http://www.kansas.com/2014/03/28/3373285/kansas-will-join-lawsuit-over.html">recent article in the Wichita Eagle.</a></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 29835 at http://hppr.org Kansas joins Oklahoma’s lawsuit over federal listing of lesser prairie chicken as threatened Gov. Brownback’s proposed budget restores Fort Hays State University funding http://hppr.org/post/gov-brownback-s-proposed-budget-restores-fort-hays-state-university-funding <p></p><p>Last year the Kansas Legislature took money from universities, but Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed budget restores the ‘salary cap’ reductions that cost Fort Hays State University $276,176 according to a <a href="http://www.hayspost.com/2014/01/31/proposal-would-add-1m-to-fhsu-budget-help-create-new-program/">press release from FHSU University Relations.</a></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 27574 at http://hppr.org Gov. Brownback’s proposed budget restores Fort Hays State University funding Kansas Chief Justice Responds to Criticism and Funding in State of the Judiciary Address http://hppr.org/post/kansas-chief-justice-responds-criticism-and-funding-state-judiciary-address <p></p><p>Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss seemed to respond to Gov. Sam Brownback’s remarks pointed at the Supreme Court in his State of the Judiciary address <a href="http://www.kansas.com/2014/01/22/3243053/kansas-chief-justice-nuss-lauds.html">reported Bryan Lowry for the Wichita Eagle</a>.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27086 at http://hppr.org Kansas Chief Justice Responds to Criticism and Funding in State of the Judiciary Address Brownback Tries to Back Off Supreme Court Justices in State of the State Speech http://hppr.org/post/brownback-tries-back-supreme-court-justices-state-state-speech <p></p><p>Governor Sam Brownback said the number one item in the state budget is education in his recent State of the State speech according to <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/jan/15/governor-takes-swipe-courts-state-state-speech/">a recent article from the Kansas Health Institute</a>. &nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26852 at http://hppr.org Brownback Tries to Back Off Supreme Court Justices in State of the State Speech Kansas Economic Conference: Brownback's State Income Tax Cuts Put Pressure on Local Communities http://hppr.org/post/kansas-economic-conference-brownbacks-state-income-tax-cuts-put-pressure-local-communities <p></p><p>The Kansas Economic Policy Conference was recently held in Lawrence. &nbsp;Conference officials said they had record turnout with about 140 people, including about a dozen legislators, attending in Lawrence and 15 participating from Ulysses via a live video feed reported <strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/oct/24/kansas-economic-policy-conference/">the Kansas Health Institute</a></strong>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 24383 at http://hppr.org Kansas Economic Conference: Brownback's State Income Tax Cuts Put Pressure on Local Communities Kansas Legislature: Special Session Finished in Two Days http://hppr.org/post/kansas-legislature-special-session-finished-two-days <p></p><p>Kansas legislators wrapped up the special session in two days.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here are the highlights:</span></p><ul><li>Approval of a bill repairing a law allowing convicted murderers to be sentenced to at least 50 years in prison.</li><li>Approval of multiple appointments by Gov. Sam Brownback, including the appointment of chief counsel Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals.</li></ul><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 21263 at http://hppr.org Kansas Legislature: Special Session Finished in Two Days