May 21, 2024

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Tag: Richard Hilderbrand

Kansas paid Medicaid providers over $17 million for dead people

An internal state audit of the Kansas Medicaid system, released in late July, revealed $1.3 in inappropriate payments to the…

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Gov. Kelly won’t discuss federal grants to take unaccompanied minors

Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, a Baxter Springs Republican, is finding it difficult to get information about Kansas being paid to resettle…

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Families explain devastating impact of disallowing nursing home visitors

Federal strings attached to nursing home funding required Kansas long-term facilities to shutter residents and lock visitors out during the…

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Kelly admin calls withholding vaccines ‘enforcement mechanism’

Yesterday, we learned that KDHE ordered Riley County to stop vaccinating people until other counties caught up, and threatened to…

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KS COVID vaccinations continue to lag most of the nation

Kansas administered only 67% of the COVID vaccine doses it has received so far and Gov. Kelly blames the state’s…

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KS lawmakers anticipate few changes to state election laws

While Republican lawmakers in several states are preparing legislation to overhaul election processes, Kansas legislators are looking at minor updates…

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Audit: $20 million Angel Investor program rife with problems

A damning report from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit says the Angel Investor tax credit program designed to…

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GOP lawmakers blast Kelly’s plan to reopen Kansas

On Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly unveiled her plan to reopen Kansas, which won’t allow the state economy to be completely…

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Kansas faces huge state budget deficits due to COVID-19

Late last week, Kansas Policy Institute released a report showing the state of Kansas is facing potential state budget deficits between…

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McKinsey & Company selected over experienced, less costly firms for study

The Kansas Department of Commerce disregarded bids from experienced and less expensive companies to create an economic development strategy for…

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Legislators hope to preempt federal red-flag laws

Two Kansas legislators have pre-filed a bill they hope will protect Kansans from so-called “red-flag” laws, sometimes called “extreme risk…

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McKinsey invitation-only workshops focus on growing government

McKinsey & Company recently completed a series of workshops across the state as part of the firm’s $800,000 contract to…

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Record 18 legislators score above 90% on 2019 Kansas Freedom Index

Eighteen Kansas House and Senate members scored better than 90% on the 2019 Kansas Freedom Index, besting the previous high of…

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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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Kansas Unemployment Dips to Lowest Rate since 2000

Kansas’ unemployment rate dipped to a new low in October, according to preliminary estimates from the Kansas Department of Labor…

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