Gov. Sam Brownback (R) has signed into law the largest tax increase in Kansas history. The $384 million tax increase will mostly be funded via an increase in state sales tax. This follows large income tax reductions put in place by the state 3 years ago which resulted massive a deficit. The net result is that the poorest earners in Kansas are now stuck with higher taxes. It is anticipated that those making less than $23K will pay $197 more per year in taxes while those making more than $493K will pay $24,632 less. read more
Rick Santorum took issue with the Pope's stance on climate change by saying "The Church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think we're probably better off leaving science to the scientists and focus on what we're really good on, which is theology and morality."
He went on to say "When we get involved with political and controversial scientific theories, then I think the church is probably not as forceful and credible." read more