Governor to outline agenda in State of State address

Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to outline his legislative agenda during the annual State of the State address.

The speech is scheduled for Tuesday evening before a joint session of the Republican-dominated Legislature in the House chamber. The GOP governor has focused in his previous speeches on broad themes.

Brownback has said that the massive personal income tax cuts enacted at his urging in 2012 and 2013 are working and stimulating the economy. But the state has struggled to balance its budget since and must close a projected $190 million shortfall for the fiscal year that begins in July.

His address will be live-streamed on the state’s website and right here on

Brownback budget director Shawn Sullivan plans to release details of the governor’s spending recommendations Wednesday.

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