Sam Brownback

The Kansas Miracle

By on 5.30.14 | 11:35AM

When discussing job growth, Texas is usually the first state mentioned, and for good reason. Politico has written about Governor Rick Perry’s ability to poach jobs from blue states and a home for them in his red state. One famous example is Glenn Beck’s decision to move his Blaze headquarters from New York to Texas. Lost in all this Texas talk, however, is another miracle taking place under Republican Governor Sam Brownback.

At a recent Heritage Foundation panel discussing the book An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States, one of the authors, economist Stephen Moore, introduced Brownback to discuss how the governor's policy decisions were creating an economic powerhouse in Kansas.

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Baucus’s Lame-Duck Renewables Ploy

By on 12.6.10 | 9:20AM

Cap-and-trade is said to be dead, and the general belief I'm hearing out of D.C. is that a national Renewable Electricity Standard (introduced in a bill co-sponsored by Democrat Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and Republican Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas -- who is also the state's Governor-elect) isn't going to happen during a lame-duck session either.

But according to the Washington Times, Montana Democrat Sen. Max Baucus plans a last-gasp effort to get through a few more stimulus dollars for alternative energy schemers before the Senate makeup changes for the worse:

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DeMint: Not So Fast, Ye Lame Ducks

By on 9.28.10 | 10:37AM

The Hill (via Drudge): 'Dems to stuff 20 bills into post-election lame duck session:'

Democrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election.

The array of bills competing for floor time shows the sense of urgency among Democratic lawmakers to act before the start of the 112th Congress, when Republicans are expected to control more seats in the Senate and House.

Including:

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is intent on passing a renewable electricity standard.

As I note today in the Washington Times, Republican Sen. Sam Brownback is co-sponsoring the RES legislation, which they announced at a press conference last week. Doesn't the Kansas Senator (also the GOP nominee for governor) look proud?

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