17 Burst results for "Governor Brownback"

"governor brownback" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

07:14 min | 10 months ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"In the I heard radio have to get going. Get your calls. Just a moment. I promised talking about the level of confidence you have in leadership in the political world, specifically talking about the mitigation of the pandemic. But there's another issue this coming up. It's gonna throw this out very briefly. I promised gonna jump right to the calls. It's been announced that Harvey Harvey Sarah, the state's attorney general, has been tapped to serve as the secretary of health and human services. In the Biden administration, and so you have to look at a couple of things on this. Realistically, what background does he bring to that equation, I think is a very fair and legitimate question. He does have a distinguished background. He sued the Trump administration over 100 times, He looks as though he has fought the so called Big Pharma. Rather aggressively made it more difficult for them to get some of their work done. Ironically, some of the things that are being celebrated right now in terms of success on the Corona virus vaccination. On. It looks as though he would absolutely be inclined Tonto to stifle drug innovation. Um, it's I don't see where he has any background in health care or managing a health care system. He's certainly not a physician. He's uh He's a lawyer, although interestingly enough, he did not meet the qualifications to be appointed attorney general. When he was appointed by Governor Brownback went to fill the vacancy created by, uh Kamala Harris is being elected to the U. S. Senate. Nonetheless legal challenges that fell on deaf ears and he was allowed to be seated accordingly. But he had not practiced law for 10 years prior to that, But he did, and he was in the House of Representatives for 24 years. Nothing nothing whatsoever in health care, except frankly seeming to be an impediment. To pharmacological science. So look at who may be filling that position as he moves on, and I think that's critical to note and understand some of the ideology that is existing now in some of the prosecutors. Some in this state, although not in this region, thankfully, on many across the country where you have people who are frankly non prosecutors that have been elected to and in some cases appointed. To prosecutorial positions where they have established a line that they're not going to engage in traditional prosecutorial efforts, not prosecuting things such things as Um, most drug offenses, prostitution, resisting arrest. Which why in the world would anybody in that world comply? When there is an attempt to effectuate an arrest on them. Why comply? There's no reason not to because you will not be prosecuted for such resistance. Prosecution for driving without a driver's license, doing away with cash bail, not filing charges against extraordinarily violent miners who have committed just egregious acts of homicide or worse. Um That's coming out of Los Angeles County now where the newly ceded district attorney who had the proud endorsement of one Kamala Harris and I believe was supported by Gavin Newsom. I'm not 100% sure about that, but did have the endorsement. Of the Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles. So as you look to the possibility there in terms of things that could erode your confidence. This is important stuff, folks. This is major major major quality of life issues that if you don't have concerns about you should, quite frankly, because what this comes down to what has happened in Los Angeles County, now the biggest county, the state, the biggest prosecutorial office, biggest local prosecutorial office. In the nation. The L. A County district attorney's responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in a population base of 10 million people, which is, by the way, extraordinarily diverse. There's all kinds of people there. One of the other things he has directed his Deputies toe to refrain from doing is filing enhancement. So if you have somebody who's committed a crime, and there is an enhancement in terms of penalty because they were armed in the commission that crime you can't file that there's an enhancement because they have prior criminal convictions. You can't final that there's an enhancement because it's a part of a gang activity can't final that Things like three strikes and you're out. You can't file any of those enhancements. Effectively do away with cash bail. Call for the courts to release. This is the prosecutor that would be calling for the course that will be calling for the courts to release people from custody notwithstanding serious criminal activities. Was their alleged to have committed. So what This looks like to me is you have if you look at the criminal justice system as a modified adversarial system is not like other matters of litigation. So if you get into a property dispute with somebody, a real estate deal or business deal or some kind of an accident where there's injuries involved, it looks as though One side of that litigation has retained counsel from the opposing side because you do not have anybody with a prosecutorial state of mind. Preppies, and it represented the criminal justice system in Los Angeles County and look at the people and powerful positions who supported His ascension to the Office of District attorney of Los Angeles County. That could be coming to a state attorney general's office near you. Let's get your calls. So he has promised 808 34 15 30. It looks like we've got Congressman Doug OC holding on Congressman. Good afternoon. Welcome to the conversation. Thanks for calling in, sir. John, you're have it. This is an awesome program. I'm listening up to the north of Sacramento. I had three points I wanted to make regarding the confidence question. On our leaders and the cove in treatment stuff. The first was that dancer question directly? No, I don't have confidence in Other Newsom and his team. I figured as much In fact, I think he is He's undergone what we call in athletics. He's lost the locker room. And people throughout the state are no longer listening to him. Yep, I agree. 100%. I think his plan has failed. And the evidence I'm pointing to is that the numbers keep climbing. So that's the first point. I want to make the second point. I want to make regarding your remarks about the board of Supervisors of Sacramental County from a process standpoint. The board of Supervisors did the right thing today by table ng the proposal for a new ordinance and in doing so, in doing so. In politics. It's often times what you don't say as much is what you do. Say what the Or did today was they refused to say they support punitive measures of this of this type? They basically repudiated the governor or some of these other, uh, more aggressive individuals who keeps saying the people need to be punished for violating the covert rules..

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

"After years of opposition from Republicans Kansas legislators have reached a bipartisan artisan. Deal with the governor to expand Medicaid. Here's Democratic governor. Laura Kelly speaking yesterday compromise is hard. It's messy and and it's slow but it is so worth it. Jim McLean is political reporter with the Kansas News. Service in joins us from Topeka. Jim Thanks for joining us. Hey thank you very much and let's listen here to Jim. Denning the majority leader who spoke at yesterday's press conference governing is all about somebody passed in lead and we have to get the s we have to govern and I think that's the spill accomplishes the pudding so we just heard the democratic governor. The Republican Republican majority leader. This is an issue that Kansas legislators have been dealing with for years now. The Democrats trying to expand Medicaid. They almost did in twenty seventeen but were blocked by the Republican governors veto. How did they manage to get it through this time? Well it was a torturous route alluded to as you said they did the legislature in your past a medicaid expansion bill in twenty seventeen that's when the legislature changed because there was some pushback against then Republican governor Sam Brownback and his tax cuts so they passed the expansion a bill that year but governor Brownback vetoed it and they fell a few votes short overriding. It's that year. The big change came of course when Laura Kelly former state senator was elected governor in two thousand eighteen she came into last year session making Medicaid expansion one of our top priorities and interestingly enough that made it through the house but it was blocked at the very end of the session in the Senate by none other. Then Senator Jim Denning so why did some Republicans obviously come around in the end. Why are they gonNA politics? Everything's connected right and I think that we're seeing being in Kansas. What we're seeing across the nation? There's a political transformation taking place in some of these suburban areas which is where Senator de his from. His district is transitioning politically clea. And I think he saw the political handwriting on the wall and decided that he couldn't just continue to say no and so he found a way to get to yes. Those all important suburbs getting a little little bit bluer. Absolutely how many people are going to be covered under the expansion if it is indeed Signed into law. She'll between one hundred thirty thousand one hundred and fifty thousand thousand. Low income cannons importantly you know Medicaid traditionally covers children mainly and People with disabilities but many of these people will be low income adults and one of the big problems with getting Medicaid expansion past. was that conservative. Governor Brownback chiefly among them didn't think that quote unquote non-disabled non-disabled adults who were capable of working should get a tax payer subsidized healthcare when it comes to the taxpayer subsidy here. The federal government actually picks up right ninety percent of the bill for for the expansion House Kansas Fund the other ten percent. Well about thirty. Five million dollars here in Kansas would be the state's share of that cost and they're going to impose a surcharge on hospitals and the hospitals readily agreed to that because they've been campaigning for expansion for for many many years. Now Jim this Kansas. It's a red state but there are other red states like Wyoming Oklahoma also apparently moving toward Medicaid expansion. I is this deal assign that Republicans. All across the country are starting to think the Medicaid expansion is the right move. Perhaps because the the evidence is in frankly From all the states that have expanded Medicaid many many years ago and the evidence suggests that it does expand access to healthcare of course and it can be done without busting the budgets of state and so given that evidence and the political transition transitions. We were talking about Governor Kelley. As a matter of fact won the governorship winning only ten counties.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"Wanted to give an apology to native peoples and he worked with some people to write what I understand, was a fairly needy apology, but he could never even get it out of committee. So he watered down watered down was reminded that the way they would pass Indian treaties would put him in appropriations, Bill so they would be more palatable to people. And so he finally stuck it in house. Resolution three three to six which was the two thousand ten department of defense. Appropriations, Bill sixty seven bay page Bill, tucked into sub section. Eight one one three on page forty five was policy to native peoples of the United States. It contained a seven bullet point apology mentioned no specific tribe. No specific treaty no specific injustice basis. Said you had some nice land assistant, take your very politely. Let's now, just call all of our land steward this land together and end with a disclaimer basically saying nothing. Here's legally binding and doubt apology was never now read, or publicized, by the White House by congress. I found out about that apology by accident two years to the day later on December nineteen two thousand eleven and hosted the public reading of that apology in front of the capitol building on December nineteen two thousand twelve the third anniversary of the signing of that, Bill. We had the apology translated into the language of Gibb, way and Navajo. We read some of the appropriations leading up to the apology. We had the apology read in both in the native languages, as well, as in English because if you're going to apologize, you should apologize in the way that is most easily communicated, to the people you're apologizing to we gave the people in -tendance chance to respond and to, to give their thoughts on this apology. And when I learned about this apology, I was convinced that it just didn't publicized in so therefore, can go anywhere. And so I took the entire year two thousand eleven to two thousand twelve to publicize this apology. I wrote about it. I'd travel I spoke about it. I invited anyone who listened to come to the capital on December nineteen two thousand twelve I sent a letter to the Obama White House. I spoke personally with governor Brownback. I sent leads letters to many, senators, congress members, I sent letters to Christian leaders in business leaders in educational leaders, and by large the primary group of people who showed up the morning of the reading was people from the grassroots and no one who had any real foot in this game came to own this apology. And so after we read it in after people had a chance to respond. I. To the mic in. I had waited for President Obama, our governor Brownback or anyone to come take ownership of this apology. Nobody showed up. And so I said to people in tendency, I said and to my native peoples. I said, I don't think we should accept this apology, not out of anger bitterness, but out of respect. We deserve better and our nation can do there. And that was one of the major learning points in my in my life of understanding, our nation doesn't know what to do with this history. Now, had governor Brownback come to me, not that he would. But had he come to me and said, hey, I'm thinking about doing this apology. I would have advised against it. I actually was trying very hard about the same time to raise this issue. The doctrine discovery up and realizing that our nation didn't know how to talk about it. I was living week my family and I moved from Denver. Colorado back to the novel reservation for three years, we lived in a very remote champ. Sheep count on our reservation. We live with a family that wove rugs in herded sheep for living with our community was six miles off.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"So that when you do get that ballot in the general election, you can choose between a Republican who's normal and democrat who's normal. And then, you know, it's like, you know, choosing between your favorite, desserts, right? As opposed to. I don't know like a can of. On eating cooked spinach that has expired and dessert so it kind of ups your for better representation. Right. So that's one way to put it. But then again, I have not always practice strategic voting myself. I took I can say this now because the election's over. But in the Republican primary gubernatorial primary, we had a truly terrifying candidate Briscoe Bach. Who was our secretary of state, and you know, if you've heard of him that's why I would not want him to win. And then we had our current governor. Who was governor Brownback Lieutenant governor, and I had a good personal relationship with them. He was a nice guy. But I disagreed with him on almost all of his policy issues. I think you can work with people without agreeing with them, and especially you should when you're in the legislature. But when it's you in your private moment in the ballot box in that voting booth is strategic voting necessarily the best thing to do. Because what I ended. Up doing was I cast about for neither of those people cast a ballot for the moderate Republican who didn't have a chance in you know, in winning that at all, but I voted with my heart. And then it was truly frightening because I did end up regretting that a little bit because our Republican nominee was none other than Chris co Bach. And so I found myself sweating a little bit thinking. Oh, man. What have I done? He might become governor. I made this much more likely by voting with my art. But then again, obviously, Kansas overwhelmingly supported Laura Kelly for our governor. Thank goodness because she's done a wonderful job. And you know, she is even Democrats think about Democrats nationally, but Democrats in Kansas, even the more Liberal Democrats in Kansas are pretty are pretty chill or pretty close to the center. So, but yes, I mean, so that's sort of my own personal dilemma, I think I think that it is a tremendously personal choice. And I don't know what the voting registration laws are like in your state. We cannot switch parties after the filing deadline even as voting citizens. That's one of those things where okay, it would make sense. If you could see your ballot before you could switch states with same day, voter registration. You look and see where you can do the most good, and that's what I would recommend. But when you have states with hard voting deadlines like we do here in Kansas. It's difficult because again, we had a very crowded primary for both governor and for the congressional seat up here. And so we have a lot of people who switched to the Democratic Party because they felt that they were able to do more good there. So as you can see it's a more convoluted discussion when you talk about do you vote with your heart or d you vote, you know with a cold pragmatic strategy because sometimes one works, but sometimes it does. Doesn't and it's really a case by case basis. Well, I think that this happens much more on the state level than in the national level the party switching in these sort of thought processes, even as voters we my personal state Senator former state Senator switched parties three times he went from democrat to Republican to independent. So that happened. I think that happens. My question is beyond the strategic thinking of how you're going to vote or how you're going to register. What do you see as the benefits of the party? Was there any training for you? You said your state Senator or the young Republicans recruited you. So you were very active in the sort of party structure..

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"governor brownback" Discussed on 1A

1A

04:03 min | 2 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on 1A

"But even then I think it it Hughes read with regards to that one of our listeners. Thurston tweeted, would you say that Kansas is much more purple than the deep red that the coasts and the media often think of I would say Kansas is still largely read, but with some blue pockets indefinitely, some purple pockets of one thing as she brought up the Kansas City metropolitan area that's trending blue. And I think you saw that with cherise David's election. You saw that with how well governor Kelley performed in the Kansas City metro area and actually down across the ballot. Democrats won all of the statewide races in Johnson county, which Johnson county was traditionally a Republican leaning area. It was a suburban kind of country club Republican area. But. That is certainly starting to trend to a bit more democratic during the the Trump era. There was a real rejection of co Bach and Israel rejection of of of Kevin Yoder. So I would say that area is trending blue. Which is just it. You know, it buffers Missouri, which had a blue district, Missouri. You have some pockets of blue in Wichita and Pika, and certainly Lawrence Kansas, very blue. But overall, the state has is very read with regards to governor Kelley governing with the legislature. That is dominated by Republicans. There are eleven governors in this position right now President Obama was in this position during his final two years. I wonder what we learned from governor Kelley that might inform how those other eleven how those other governors might govern particularly because she strikes me as really content in her spaces a policy wonk as kind of a pragmatic policy thinker as opposed to a more ideological. Vision driven candidate. I mean in education funding, obviously, it it has dominated. Every Kansas legislative session that I've seen. I almost feels like it's dominated Kansas since the beginning of time education funding, I would say her plan on education funding was much more moderate than a lot of Democrats or even the school districts her base in the education advocacy, community it, I mean that it's it's worth noting that there were some Democrats who were against her plan because it didn't go far enough. But that was a way she was able to get Republican lawmakers on board. Also, the fact that she is in way the way that she is pursuing Medicaid expansion of going through the legislature is very key. There is some grayness here the Affordable Care Act gave governors the ability to unilaterally pursue Medicaid expansion. However during the Brownback years the legislature passed a Bill which governor Brownback signed into law requiring the governor to seek legislative approval. And she is adhering. To that. And she is trying to finalize in the legislature to do that, even as even as Republican leaders themselves are very much against that. Yeah. Why is that because there have been some more conservative states that have decided to expand Medicaid in their states? What's the hold up in Kansas? It's I think it's it's at this point. It's become a little bit of a wedge issue. It's I mean, it's, but one thing that's worth noting their rural hospitals in Kansas that have closed and those hospitals point to the failure to expand, Medicaid as one of the reasons, that's one reason why there is a groundswell. And I mean, she she leaned into that issue more. So than the the democratic candidate who had ran into fourteen who largely avoided it because you know, at that point ObamaCare was very kind of toxic political thing that she leaned into that as one of her key promises, but for for the Republicans who oppose it there the business. This community in Kansas is still. Is still against the the Kansas chamber of commerce and groups like that. And so it somewhat of a base issue..

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"governor brownback" Discussed on 1A

1A

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on 1A

"This is one A. I'm Joshua Johnson. We are discussing consensus building with Kansas governor, Laura Kelly and considering ways to succeed when there are people actively pursuing your political failures or difficulties with some questions about the work between a democratic governor Andy largely Republican legislature now governor Kelley, you issued your first veto this week as I understand it on a Bill that was estimated to cut state taxes by a half billion dollars. Over three years in your veto message. He wrote, quote, the tax Bill would have created another self-inflicted budget crisis, unquote. And you put self inflicted budget crisis in quotes, I assume you're referring to what came to be known as the Kansas experiment under your predecessor, governor Brownback. That's exactly what I always heard ferring to you know, in twenty twelve and then again at twenty thirteen the Kansas legislature voted for radical tax cuts in the very first year alone. Revenues plummeted by seven hundred million dollars. That's more than we lost during the entire great recession. So the impact was deep, and it was swift. If we were to let the tax cuts that have been proposed go through this year. We would take an immediate you turn, you know, in in two thousand seventeen by the way, a bipartisan coalition of legislators came. Together and be in essentially repealed, the Brownback tax experiment, if we were to impose tax cuts again right now, we take an immediate u-turn. And we would we would fall off the cliff as we did that because, you know, at least in two thousand twelve twenty thirteen when those tax cuts came to be we were able to fill some of the gaps between revenue and expenses using you know, various pots of money around the state, particularly our department of transportation our pension system, a pool money investment account there there were different kinds of things or things that could be eliminated. We we eliminated the Kansas bioscience authority that freed up fifty million dollars. And we use that just to plug holes. We did all of those things and bought time before there was just no more to do. And that's why we reversed. In two thousand seventeen if we make cuts now, we don't have any cushion, you we will. It'll just be a cutting our schools, cutting our.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on 1A

1A

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on 1A

"Creating the office of rural prosperity that I was committed to representing all cans rural and urban tell us a little bit more about Kansas will have the pleasure of visiting Wichita later on this year for people who've never been what would you say is the one biggest thing that people think they know about Kansas? But they really don't they have no idea how common sense in how progressive Kansas really are. You know, if you look back in history, first of all we came into the country as stay as a Free State. You know, we were we were anti-slavery long before many others in. So I think that's something people don't know. We actually have a history of electing women to positions. In fact, the very first woman ever elected to any office in this country was the mayor of our Gonja, Kansas. So those are things I think people just don't remember or. Don't think about when they think about Kansas. I think partly partly that is because tickly for the last eight years. Most of what's come out of Kansas has not been good news. You know, we had the tax experiment that caused our state to crash, and you know, and then obviously we had crisco Bach in his voter suppression in an anti immigrant stances. And we also unfortunately, took some some action that was pretty negative regarding LGBTQ, we're starting to undo a lot of that. And get the real face of Kansas backout. I did want to ask you about some of that. But you mentioned that Kansas is very common sense kind of state is that what helped you build consensus between Democrats and moderate Republicans just taking a kind of a common sense approach. Common sense in collaboration. Think of all the barn. Raisings that happened in the state of Kansas as we were developing as a state, you know, that's how cannons operate. They worked together to for the common. Good. And I think that's the approach. I always took in the in the state Senate. I was the ranking minority on the budget committee. So I was in negotiations with Republicans regularly trying to put her our budget together budget is policy. So yeah, it was important for me to be able to find common ground one of the big critiques. I think of democratic politics nationwide is a focus on social issues that make some people kind of edgier uncomfortable, your first act as governor was to signed an executive order that reinstated protections for LGBT workers. It was something that your predecessor governor Sam Brownback eliminated back in twenty fifteen. How do social issues especially Forni ones, like LGBTQ rights and so forth affect? Your Bill your ability to create political consensus. Well, you know, they're they're really are think already is consensus on the LGBTQ issue. I think that governor Brownback went to the extreme, you know, if you had come to Kansas maybe fifteen years ago when we were more there. I can remember the very first vote that I took in the state Senate was the question of pudding, basically a discriminatory clause in our constitution, banning gay marriage. I voted no on that. Then it did pass. But but since then, you know, Kansas have really evolved from that position. And I think they understand the LGBTQ issues better. But they also understand that you cannot have a state you cannot attract young people. You can't keep your young people here if we have really regressive policies like that in place. We're speaking to governor Laura. Kelly democrat from Kansas about building political consensus in Kansas..

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

"Do you see a similarity to what happened in kansas yes absolutely so i was with a group that a conservative think tank took us to meet with governor brownback when all of these tax cuts were being discussed now thank goodness even though our problems are dire we didn't enact the tax cuts at the huge level they did which was several percentage points overnight now what i would say is last year the irony is we did push a lot of bills through that were not what you call a true tax increase because we have the hardest margin of any state in the nation to pass revenue a seventy five percent vote a three quarters vote in the legislature which is virtually impossible a tax payer group did that is initiative petition decades ago and it's made it impossible unfortunately you can lower taxes with a simple majority so is there any way to get out of that law yet absolutely but here's here's the rub it's in our constitution so it has to go through them one of two ways and be voted on by the people will the people be educated enough to understand what we did because a lot of times when i talked about raising revenue the average citizen it which is what i was out running a business before i ran for the legislature aren't even aware that we cut taxes so many times that we created the problem and that we're only trying to go back and right the ship i think that the teacher crisis the education crisis what we've done with the appalling lack of dollars into common education is the one thing that might make us do that so there's two bills that are still live rounds in the house and senate that could potentially put on the ballot changing us from either a three fourths to a two thirds or another one that has some other similar measures.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Lots of moderate republicans were replaced by their teaparty brethren the kansas legislature passed ed attacks experiment that governor brownback billed as a real life experiment that would be a shot of adrenalin into the heart of the kansas economy ardy holiday heads the nonpartisan cancer center for economic growth holiday says three hundred thousand businesses saw their tax rates go all the way to zero at a state the size of cancers the revenue loss was massive a gaping seven hundred million dollar hole in the first year alone she says the catch to the public sector acted as a drag on the state's private sector economy we were told they we are going to get jobs and our economy would grow it and none of them ended up happening what did happen was we had nine consecutive rounds of budget cuts we had three credit rating downgrades as a state we sire as stagnation compared to our neighbours in the region and in the rest of the country brownback had promised the tax cuts could spur up to twenty five thousand new jobs a year but that prove wildly optimistic kansas actually lost jobs the first year rhodes went from a ten to a fifty year maintenance schedule nevertheless the legislature was still forced to raid the state employees retirement fund than it raise the sales tax twice with the state lagging behind its neighbours economically public school financing a mess and budget chaos in the capital governor brownback popularity fell off a cliff last year a wave of moderate republicans swept into office at the rightwing's expense they partnered with democrats rescinded brown backs tax cuts and overrode his veto after four years the great kansas tax experiment was over 'aina a sal i get it we want government to have a minimal footprint on our lines but that doesn't mean that we wanna liz in an nrk that has no government that's kansas house.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

"I would say yes and now no because he has a job here that he needs to be doing any stevie i'm getting too attending to the business of the state of missouri it is true however that he is um probably seen this is a launching pad to national office it is the wrong thing for him to do i would say as a columnists a member the kinsey started a tory award um again he needs to prove himself here aircraft and did not have a political history before he became our governor but he's already done some since he's gotten office including right to work in missouri right he has done some things and actually i give him some credit that one of the things that he's looking at is the previous governor jane accent did not fill a lot aboard positions in one of them that's incredibly important to kansas city is the positions of the police board the governance of our police board is not locally governed the governor gets studios appointments and um the past governor had left some of those go laps and now we're in a position where this new governor was able to basically stack the board it's a huge issue now on the other side of the border in kansas we've been here talking about the tax cuts that's governor brownback put into effect that but a huge hole in the kansas budget over the past few years at right now as you know washington is debating a plan that looks a lot like the one in kansas kyle how our people here feeling about the idea of tax cuts at the federal level given what happened well i think if you look back at the 2016 election results nationally compared to kansas wild much of the nation you could argue with more right when more red kansas which has been a red state for a long time went a little bit more purple when a little bit more.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:35 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

"We're really quite conservative republicans who just suck that up and said we really need to have revenues or this state is going to be in huge difficult at the pizza shop in johnston county where a group of republicans were meeting we found marianne walden meyer who admits the tax cuts didn't work as advertised but she blames other factors i think brownback has been a very good governor yunis a very good man and the experiment would not work in the state of kansas for three reasons the wheat crop really was an issue them less pumping of the oil was an issue and also the aircraft industry in wichita area caused a lot of the tax not to be realised and basically kansas is probably not on large enough state have that experiment work at a park in lawrence we found kurt hall who's the local chair of the democratic party he says the tax cuts were such a disaster his membership went up heaven jia has really lada that's been our problem is how to how to keep them fired up and how to give them something to do that they feel acted in order making some headway governor brownback still has not admitted defeat although he's leaving office soon to take a position in the trump administration the state is dealing with a court ruling that could require the next governor to raise taxes again because schools are deemed underfunded and now washington is considering a plan that looks very similar to what happened in kansas i asked economist kenneth craze about that.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:39 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Here & Now

"My personal thought here is the brownback came back to kansas from the senate to demonstrate the kansas could be this small government heaven on earth that would help him honestly run for president in two thousand twelve he didn't end up running by 2014 the deficit issues were wellknown and kansas his bond rating had been downgraded moderate republicans in the legislature were actively campaigning for the democratic candidate brownback barely won reelection but his fight was far from over his own party fought against him an overturned his tax cuts with enough votes to override the governor's veto again political scientist for debt loomis by two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen it was very clear that most kinshasans did not agree with the tax cuts at all largely because they saw declines in services or potential declined to ensure vicious and the amazing thing is that it was the republicans in the legislature who had to override his veto during the help of democrat other they'll it wouldn't have happened widow of look at historically you've had this moderate republican slash democratic majority push comes to shove uh they were the majority that that did things um this year not only did you have to have a majority had to override governor brownback fito so he had republican moderate republicans who made a resurgence in two thousand sixteen you had democrats who did well in two thousand sixteen but the last few votes in both the senate and the house.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on The Young Turks

"If you're wondering what that is you're not alone that looks like a madeup job now it's not to be fair we looked into it it's a clinton administration passed a law that created this office for friends who are religious that mirrored ambassador at large float away uh and what are you working on uh international how do you work on international religious freedom whether if you wanna do that you picked the wrong guy let's look at his record on that front talking points a memo explains a march of last year brownback signed into law a measure enabling student groups at public colleges discriminate on the basis of religion no games uh so said only christian students for example could join a christian students association you might agree with it hake only christians should get to joint christian groups that's fine but what he did was say you're allowed to discriminate based on religion his new job is to make sure no one discriminates brief on religion the aclu you've kansas noted in a statement wednesday that quote throughout his tumultuous tenure governor brownback worked tirelessly to erode do protections that the first amendment affords for separation of church and state of the thing the first moon does this is as you shall not establish a religion asia will have freedom of religion because if you establish a religion which is also in other parts of the constitution they knew have eroded the freedom of other religions it's a simple qasim won the sam brownback doesn't understand hence why you've got the shop but overall look.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

"Uh lessons to be learnt perhaps in what might happen at a larger scale yes i think so the tax plan that president trump ran on as a candidate this fall is very similar in structure to the one that governor brownback enacted in kansas five years ago both of them involve reducing the number of brackets in the income tax system both of them involve bringing down rates overall and then they also involve of this this uh effort to stimulate small business in foster entrepreneurship through special treatment of income from small businesses so there are certainly some similarities there the important difference of course is that the federal government can easily borrow money and does so frequently and that was not an option for kansas so that forced kansas policymakers to quite rapidly and drastically reduce spending and and so you know the the the reductions in spending had a negative political effect in and really got people worked up and a cost brown back at the polls so that was aaron freund a reporter for the washington post he and his colleague anna swanson road about what happened out there in kansas the past five years of online washington post dot com it's the some good stories out of there it and it's important to point out that although economic growth across the country was slow over the same period kansas in particular lagged and so it's not it will you know it it does not appear to have been a consequence of slow growth overall and it it it hurt everything from pension funds to road maintenance to obviously as you heard schools pretty significantly and as it turns out we actually have a make me smart listener in kansas she had a lot to say about what she seen in the past few years one thing you need no before you here this is the the tax cuts the governor brownback um push through led to a surge in the creation of what are known as llcs limited liability corporations in kansas.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

"We have his baseline right we know what the theory is there has been though a real world experimented you remember the reagan years i do um what happened then was a tax cuts and a whole lot of deficit spending because president reagan in in the 1984 term did not cut government spending while he was cutting taxes so uh with that his background there is a current day reallife example the state of kansas two thousand twelve a governor sam brownback past convinced the legislature out there actually to pass a jain norma's tax cut huge huge tax cut what he was going to do was he was gonna make the state more business friendly he said and put more money back into the hands of the taxpayers of the great citizens mmm and the reason at that we get to use it as this big example is because they can't they themselves governor brownback himself called it the kansas experiment and it was remarkable because it was one of the few times excluding be the current federal administration when you had a republican governor very very traditionally fiscally conservative republican governor an republicancontrolled congress thick congress and they said okay this is the petri dish for this conservatism were going to do it it's an economic experiment in trickledown economics and it was aimed at what he called he called it a march two zero of relied dotted noor in terms of spending yeah i mean it was this like.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

"Uh lessons to be learnt perhaps in what might happen at a larger scale yes i think so the tax plan that president trump ran on as a candidate this fall is very similar in structure to the one that governor brownback enacted in kansas five years ago both of them involve reducing the number of brackets in the income tax system both of them involve bringing down rates overall and then they also involve of this this uh effort to stimulate small business in foster entrepreneurship through special treatment of income from small businesses so there are certainly some similarities there the important difference of course is that the federal government can easily borrow money and does so frequently and that was not an option for kansas so that forced kansas policymakers to quite rapidly and drastically reduce spending and and so you know the the the reductions in spending had a negative political effect in and really got people worked up and a cost brown back at the polls so that was aaron freund a reporter for the washington post he and his colleague anna swanson road about what happened out there in kansas the past five years of online washington post dot com it's the some good stories out of there it and it's important to point out that although economic growth across the country was slow over the same period kansas in particular lagged and so it's not it will you know it it does not appear to have been a consequence of slow growth overall and it it it hurt everything from pension funds to road maintenance to obviously as you heard schools pretty significantly and as it turns out we actually have a make me smart listener in kansas she had a lot to say about what she seen in the past few years one thing you need no before you here this is the the tax cuts the governor brownback um push through led to a surge in the creation of what are known as llcs limited liability corporations in kansas.

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"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"governor brownback" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

"We have his baseline right we know what the theory is there has been though a real world experimented you remember the reagan years i do um what happened then was a tax cuts and a whole lot of deficit spending because president reagan in in the 1984 term did not cut government spending while he was cutting taxes so uh with that his background there is a current day reallife example the state of kansas two thousand twelve a governor sam brownback past convinced the legislature out there actually to pass a jain norma's tax cut huge huge tax cut what he was going to do was he was gonna make the state more business friendly he said and put more money back into the hands of the taxpayers of the great citizens mmm and the reason at that we get to use it as this big example is because they can't they themselves governor brownback himself called it the kansas experiment and it was remarkable because it was one of the few times excluding be the current federal administration when you had a republican governor very very traditionally fiscally conservative republican governor an republicancontrolled congress thick congress and they said okay this is the petri dish for this conservatism were going to do it it's an economic experiment in trickledown economics and it was aimed at what he called he called it a march two zero of relied dotted noor in terms of spending yeah i mean it was this like.

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