Sam Brownback

Ambassador Sam Brownback
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KNSS News
April 02, 2020 - 1:12 pm
U.S. special envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback urges countries to take action amid pandemic
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May 31, 2019 - 4:55 am
Former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be honored for his work as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Kansas City Star reports that the Hindu American Foundation plans to give Brownback its Mahatma Gandhi Award for Advancing Pluralism. The foundation said Thursday that...
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Dreamstime
August 15, 2018 - 4:04 am
Democratic nominee for Kansas governor Laura Kelly is launching attacks against Republican opponent Kris Kobach now that Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded the GOP nomination to him. Kelly said on Tuesday evening that Kansas families suffered under former Gov. Sam Brownback, who left office earlier this...
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Dreamstime
June 18, 2018 - 2:10 pm
An appeals court has ruled that a Kansas law prohibiting lawsuits based on "wrongful birth" claims is constitutional. The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled on the law protecting doctors from malpractice suits if they withhold or fail to provide information about fetal abnormalities that might cause the...
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Dreamstime
March 24, 2018 - 3:48 am
Kansas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer said Thursday that the state is seeking to reverse a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision...
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Dreamstime
February 26, 2018 - 4:26 am
The fight to become the next face of the Republican Party in Kansas is heating up following the departure of Gov. Sam Brownback. The Kansas City Star reports that Secretary of State Kris Kobach has long been seen as the GOP front-runner. But the man he wants to replace, Gov. Jeff Colyer, is trying...
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Dreamstime
February 18, 2018 - 4:06 am
The company that processes Medicaid applications in Kansas is facing mulitple fines of up to $250,000 a day and may lose its state contract because it is far out of compliance with the required performance standards. The Wichita Eagle reports that state sent Maximus a non-compliance letter on...
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Dreamstime
February 03, 2018 - 7:48 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is likely to keep some of former Gov. Sam Brownback's most prominent policy stances in spite of promising a "new day" when he took office this week. Colyer was sworn in Wednesday after Brownback resigned to take an ambassador's post. Like Brownback, Republican Colyer is a...
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Dreamstime
January 31, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Outgoing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state's prisons, hospitals and other facilities are in disrepair after years of underfunding. Brownback, who was stepped down Wednesday to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, raised concerns after the State Finance Council...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2018 - 4:58 am
Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's resigning at 3 p.m...
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