December 13, 2015
Democrats and other Brownback critics contend that the state's ongoing budget problems prove that his economic policies have failed.
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Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas legislators shouldn't tinker further with tax laws next year and argues that the state budget is in "good shape" despite a projected shortfall because his economic policies are working.
Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded nine executive orders last week that Govs. Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson originally signed. The one causing the largest stir is one that now ends legal protection against discrimination for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered workers in state government.
TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed sweeping anti-abortion legislation Friday, giving his state a new law to block tax breaks for abortion providers, ban sex-selection abortions and declare that life begins “at fertilization.”