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Brownback Says He Will Work With New Kansas Legislature

Governor Brownback speaking to reporters this week. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The election next week seems likely to shift the ideology of the Kansas Legislature. It appears there could be more Democrats and centrist-leaning Republicans. Stephen Koranda reports on how the governor and these new lawmakers might get along.


Governor Sam Brownback told reporters this week that he would work with the new Kansas legislature, even if it’s ideologically different from now. Brownback points out how he worked with the previous moderate leadership in the Senate several years ago.
 
“We passed some very significant legislation then. The KPERS reform was passed then, the tax bill was passed then,” says Brownback
 
Some lawmakers may want to amend those tax cuts. Republican Representative Russ Jennings, who’s planning to run for speaker, says he’s willing to butt heads with Brownback on taxes. He points out how the governor has said in the past that lawmakers have the power of the purse.
 
“And a piece of the budget process is the revenue sufficient to meet those priorities as articulated through the budget by the Legislature,” says Jennings.
 
Lawmakers know they have a lot on their plates for the next legislative session. Leaders have already extended it from 90 to 100 days.
 

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