Awkward: Brownback Said He Was Leaving as Kansas Governor. He Hasn’t.

Almost 6 months ago, Gov. Sam Brownback said he would be leaving for a Trump administration post. The appointment has been tangled up in Washington, leaving Kansas befuddled.

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...