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Governor Brownback Visits Beloit

Making his way through the north central region of the state today was Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. Brownback stopped in Beloit inside the Bob Severance Student Union at NCK Tech to speak members of both the Beloit Rotary Club and Beloit Lions Club.

Brownback stated that he was glad to see what is happening at NCK Tech and at AGCO in Beloit. Brownback continued by saying that it is a tough time to be the Governor, relaying the information that the day he arrived in office he faced a $500 million deficit.

With all of the tax reductions that have been put into place, Brownback tells KDNS how the state is going to remain in operation.

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Brownback says that the state has put over half of its general fund into K-12 funding.

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An item that hits home in the Mitchell County area is the current status of the Kansas Corporation Committee and Clean Line Energy’s plans to build a large electric line across the state while providing power to other states. Brownback says although this is a separate entity than his office, he understands the frustrations of producers in the situation.

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When asked about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, Brownback stated that he doesn’t know how it will work out and it has many problems related to the transition with Medicare and Medicaid services.

Brownback believes the premise of Obamacare just won’t work and said that the country works better with more freedom than regulation.

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Dan Page is a young professional from the growing suburb of Derby, KS. He grew up playing just about any sport he could get his hands on. Dan knew he wanted to be in broadcasting in some form by the time he was in high school. After high school, he attended Butler Community College working with their Sports Media program and broadcast the 2008 NJCAA Football Championship in Sandy, Utah. After receiving a degree from Butler, Dan attended Kansas State University majoring in Journalism & Mass Communications. He has broadcast Kansas high school sports, junior college, and NCAA Division I athletics. Dan has won 14 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Awards for radio and television talents in the areas of News, Sports, and Production while working for KSDB and KMAN in Manhattan. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing basketball, exercising, and occasionally being a nerd.