Report: Governor Repays Running Mate for Loans
staff - January 9, 2016 6:02 am
Three Kansas lawmakers say Gov. Sam Brownback told a small group of legislators it would be politically better for him if they overrode his veto and repealed tax cuts rather than proposing another tax plan for him to sign.
A new report shows Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has made a final $100,000 repayment on loans from his running mate to their re-election campaign.
Three loans from Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer totaling $1.5 million were the subject of a federal grand jury investigation last year. No charges were filed.
The campaign also repaid the governor and his wife $100,000, half of what they loaned to the campaign in October 2014.
The Brownback campaign listed the transactions in a finance report filed Friday, covering all of last year.
After his re-election, the Brownback campaign received nearly $578,000 in contributions last year. It spent $574,000.
More than $167,000 went to legal fees paid to various law firms.
The campaign reported it had $51,385 at the end of the year.