With State Finances Shaky, Kansas Governor Prepares to Step Down

By JOHN ELIGON and JULIE BOSMAN July 27, 2017 TOPEKA, Kan. — For more than six years, Gov. Sam Brownback has steered Kansas on a hard right turn on one issue after another: taxes, guns, abortion rights, Medicaid and welfare benefits. He will...

Waiting in the Wings in Kansas: Who Is Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer?

By MITCH SMITH and JOHN ELIGON July 27, 2017 The governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback, is expected to be nominated as the United States ambassador at large for international religious freedom. If Mr. Brownback is confirmed, as expected, the...

Sam Brownback, Kansas Governor, to Be Nominated as Ambassador for International Religious Freedom

By JACEY FORTIN and MITCH SMITH July 26, 2017 Sam Brownback, the beleaguered governor of Kansas, will be nominated to serve as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Mr. Brownback,...

Kansas Lawmakers Override Brownback Veto, Undoing Tax Cuts

By MONICA DAVEY June 7, 2017 For six years, Gov. Sam Brownback carried out a signature philosophy of cutting taxes and shrinking government across Kansas, a state dominated by his fellow Republicans. But on Tuesday night, the state’s Republican-held...

Kansas Governor Vetoes Medicaid Expansion, Setting Stage for Showdown

By ABBY GOODNOUGH and MITCH SMITH March 30, 2017 Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have expanded Medicaid in his state, setting up a potential showdown next week with a Legislature that, while heavily Republican, has...