February 24, 2024

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Tag: Jim Ward

Kansas foster care challenges complicated by politics

The International Foster Care Organization defines foster care as “… a way of providing a family life for children who…

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Lawmaker: When Is the Day We Can Discuss Medicaid Expansion?

Democrats in the Kansas House attempted for the fourth time this year to attach a Medicaid expansion to other legislation…

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Some Kansans To Receive Credits That Lower Utility Bills, Thanks to Federal Tax Reform

Some Kansans are about to realize credits that reduce their monthly utility bills. The Kansas Corporation Commission approved agreements with Atmos…

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Sour Political Wrangling Pickles Amendment to Lower Food Sales Tax Rate

A bill that would have lowered the sales tax on groceries is dead due to political wrangling, according to Rep.…

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House Slams Brakes on Banking Bill as Medicaid Expansion Vehicle

Kansas House Minority Leader Jim Ward tried to slip amendments related to Medicaid into legislation dealing with banks yesterday. The…

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KS Gov Candidate Fundraising Far Short 2014 Candidate Totals from Same Timeframe

Collectively, 2018 candidates for Kansas Governor have raised more than $6.3 million, but only one candidate’s cash on hand comes…

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Orman Dips Toe into Kansas Gubernatorial Waters

Greg Orman is dipping a toe into the race for Kansas Governor in 2018. He filed paperwork to launch an exploratory committee…

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Dem Leaders Request Interim Committee on School Finance

Legislative leadership will consider whether to create an interim committee on school finance in light of the Kansas Supreme Court’s…

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Kansas Legislature Closes with Something Old, Something New

The Kansas Legislature formally wrapped for the session on its 114th day, Sine Die, but not before finishing two key…

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Brownback Signs Budget Bill with Line Item Vetoes

Gov. Sam Brownback line-item vetoed two provisions of a $15.6 million budget he signed into law on Sunday. It was last…

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Kansas Mod and Dem Battle Tax Plan on Twitter

A pair of Kansas lawmakers took to Twitter to continue the debate over differing votes on a tax bill in the Kansas…

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Sam Zeff

What Arm Twisting, KCUR?

KCUR’s Sam Zeff reports that legislators resorted to strong-arm tactics to secure votes for a House K-12 Budget Committee school…

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Hutch News Reports on Awkward Democratic Press Releases

Kansas Democratic Reps. Jim Ward, the House Minority Leader, and Patsy Terrell issued press releases demanding Gov. Sam Brownback declare…

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