Yael T. Abouhalkah

New jobs report shows Sam Brownback’s tax cuts still a costly failure

According to new figures released Tuesday, Kansas is still trailing about 30 states throughout the country in its rate of total employment growth since Jan. 2013, when Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts took effect. In fact, look at the numbers closely, and they especially don’t look that positive for Brownback, as he tries to fend off Democrat Paul Davis in the governor’s race this fall.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Shocking Kansas GOP sweep shaping up for Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts

Suddenly, Kansas Republicans are thinking they are going to have an enjoyable Nov. 4 night of watching election returns after all. They now have growing reasons to think Gov. Sam Brownback is going to defeat Democrat Paul Davis and win re-election. And they are giddy over the reversal in the Senate race, where incumbent Pat Roberts could slip by independent Greg Orman.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Thank Jackson County for saving the Royals, not Johnson County

Take a bow, Jackson County voters. You saved the Kansas City Royals and major league baseball for this community. Thanks to a three-eighths-cent sales tax passed in 2006 in the county, the Royals got $225 million in local public dollars to help renovate Kauffman Stadium. But if it had been up to Johnson Countians, who knows if the Royals would still even be in Kansas City?

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