Ignoring some of the big government votes of once-Senator Sam Brownback, Tim Carpenter atThe Capital-Journal writes what is almost a campaign piece for Governor Sam Brownback.
Brownback opposes lowering the largest tax increase in Kansas history, a temporary (but still in effect) sales tax increase passed a year ago. Brownback has placed very few limited-government conservatives in cabinet positions.
In terms of the state budget, I expect Brownback to sign whatever is sent to him. The Kansas Senate remains in liberal hands. This means that the burden of economic leadership falls to the Kansas House, which is thought to be controlled by conservatives.
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).