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2017

May 2017 

May 23, 2017 – KANSAS NEWS SERVICE: Kansas House rejects $1.2B plan to repeal most Brownback tax cuts

May 22, 2017 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas conservative legislators tout slow-growth spending plan

May 1, 2017 – MCPHERSON SENTINEL: Rise Up Kansas makes push for balanced budget

 

April 2017

April 27, 2017 – KCUR: Kansas lawmakers balk at Brownback’s $24M plan for gun security at state hospitals

 

March 2017 

March 30, 2017 – WIBW NEWS: Kansas Action for Children calls for veto override

March 20, 2017 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas flat-tax proposal finds little enthusiasm at Legislative hearing

March 17, 2017 – WICHTA BUSINESS JOURNAL: List analysis: Spending drops in 2016 for top Kansas lobbyists

March 3, 2017 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Letters: Readers discuss poverty in Kansas children, the Borgen Project, the EPA and Mexican tariffs

March 1, 2017 – WIBW NEWS: Kansas Action for Children president and CEO on tax reform

 

February 2017

February 24, 2017 – THE ATLANTIC: Kansas Republicans sour on their tax-cut experiment 

February 21, 2017 – BLOOMBERG BNA: Kansas lawmakers ax tax exemption for passthroughs

February 20, 2017 – WICHITA EAGLE: Supporters plan to continue fight for dental therapists

February 16, 2017 – SCOTT COUNTY RECORD: No vision: Today’s politicians can’t see beyond the next election

February 13, 2017 – THE GAZETTE: Iowa Politics Today: Guests from Kansas suggest Iowa not follow Kansas into fiscal oblivion

February 10, 2017 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: After credit ratings agency cites tobacco securitization in outlook downgrade, Kansas budget director rebuts concerns

February 8, 2017 – KVOE: Changes in tax brackets, education funding debated in Statehouse

February 8, 2017 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Stirring the coffee: Q&A with Annie McKay, Kansas Action for Children

February 7, 2017 – KCUR: Kansas senate committee advances bill repealing business tax exemption

 

January 2017 

January 25, 2017 – HILLSBORO FREE PRESS: Rise Up Kansas to present revenue generation plan for Kansas Jan. 29

January 24, 2017 – KSN: Brownback budget plan could gut children’s services

January 18, 2017 – KANSAS EDTALK: Episode 8: 2017 Legislative Landscape & Rise Up Kansas

January 18, 2017 – SALINA JOURNAL: Gov. again wants to securitize

January 12, 2017 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Why children’s advocates worry about future tobacco settlements payments

January 11, 2017 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget plan faces strong opposition in Kansas

January 11, 2017 – KCUR: Tobacco money plays key role in Brownback budget plan

January 11, 2017 – WIBW NEWS: Budget proposal starting point presented Wednesday

January 5, 2017 – AZ CENTRAL: A warning to Arizona on income-tax cuts: ‘Don’t do what Kansas did’ 

2016

December 2016

December 21, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Child care providers weigh in on Kansas push to add training

December 21, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Brownback has national ambitions for Kansas welfare policies

December 20, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: New regulations on Kansas early education draw concerns about costs

December 20, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Child care providers fear increasing training hours will cost Kansas parents

December 14, 2016 – GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM: Rise Up Kansas shares tax-reform message

December 13, 2016 – MANHATTAN MERCURY: It’s not perfect, but it’s a plan

December 13, 2016 – NEWTON KANSAN: Group floats tax reform plan

December 13, 2016 – SHAWNEE MISSION POST: Johnson County safety net advocates paint picture of challenging times amid Kansas budget shortfall

December 10, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Editorial: Rise Up Kansas has started a necessary conversation

December 9, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Editorial: Conversation starter for state

December 7, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Coalition seeks income, gas taxes hikes to fix Kansas budget

December 7, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Former Kansas budget director leads call for lawmakers to make tax changes

December 7, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Kansas advocacy groups push for tax increase to fix budget

December 7, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Coalition calls for partial reversal of Brownback tax cuts; seeks hike in gasoline tax

December 7, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Capitol rally participants look to bite bullet on tax reform

December 7, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas coalition plan: Reinstate top tax bracket, eliminate LLC exemption, raise gas tax to solve fiscal problems

 

November 2016

November 29, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Brownback not talking to lawmakers about budget, rules nothing in or out

November 27, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Suspense precedes Kansas tax report for November 2016

November 25, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Wagle urges Brownback to make cuts, warns against ‘bullying’ lawmakers

November 25, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Lawmakers call on Brownback to make budget cuts before session

November 16, 2016 – HILLSBORO FREE PRESS: Kids Count report shows benefits of early education in Marion County

November 12, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Bad revenue picture may complicate response to anticipated education funding decision

November 1, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Kids Count report shows infant death rates vary among Kansas counties

 

October 2016

October 31, 2016 – EMPORIA GAZETTE: New report highlights success of early childhood education

October 31, 2016 – SALINA JOURNAL: County stats on child health, education and economic indicators

October 30, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Kids Count numbers show more immunizations and fewer violent deaths but less income

October 26, 2016 – KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO: Kansas Action for Children releases Kids Count report

October 25, 2016 – WIBW NEWS: 2016 KIDS COUNT Report shows room for Kansas growth

October 25, 2016 – WIBW: Children’s health in Kansas is on the rise

October 19, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Statehouse regulars warn Kansas fiscal knots may take years to untangle

October 19, 2016 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Forum offers progressive, faith-based voice to issues

October 4, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas’ internal budget reports show impact of 5 percent cut

October 4, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas agencies could lose big if 5 percent cut happens

 

September 2016

September 22, 2016 – LEAVENWORTH TIMES: Put the future of our youth first

September 6, 2016 – KMBC: Budget cuts squeeze Kansas parents out of early childhood education program

September 3, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Letter: Don’t give up on SNAP

September 2, 2016 – KSHB: Kansas budget cuts could affect children with autism

 

August 2016

August 29, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Budget cuts would trim services at ‘a critical time in the life of a child’

August 29, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Sweeping tax reforms could lead to fairer system for more Kansans

August 28, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas coalition puts shine on dental therapist option for unmet demand

August 12, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Brownback administration request to explore budget cuts also targets kids’ programs

August 10, 2016 – WIBW NEWS: YWCA speaker says Legislature siphoning off half of money meant for early education

August 10, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: New KAC president hopes for friendlier atmosphere with 2017 Legislature

August 5, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Kids in Kansas and Missouri deserve help, not program cuts

 

July 2016

July 27, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Annie McKay: Welfare Reform vs. Reality

July 17, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Editorial: Welfare policies aren’t working in Kansas

July 17, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas lags behind most states on anti-hunger program

July 16, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Editorial: Federal funding risky for Teachers as Parents

July 8, 2016 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Invest in kids from diapers to diplomas

July 7, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Children’s programs face funding cuts, changes by trimming some services

July 7, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Gov. Sam Brownback open to bigger spending cuts, wants lawmakers to take lead

July 1, 2016 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Sacrificing children

July 1, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Gov. Brownback orders new round of cuts to rebalance state budget

July 1, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas collected $100 million less than estimated during past year after revenue fell in June

 

June 2016

June 28, 2016 – THE EMPORIA GAZETTE: Well-being of Kansas children declines

June 24, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Children’s advocates see use of preschool funds as ‘short-sighted’ fix

June 24, 2016 – HIGH PLAINS PUBLIC RADIO: Kansas falls in rankings of child well-being

June 23, 2016 – WIBW: Kansas House and Senate approve plans to fund schools

June 22, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Kansas falls four spots in annual Kids Count rankings

June 22, 2016 – KMUW: Kansas slides 11 places in health scores for annual KIDS COUNT study

June 21, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: National ranking on well-being of Kansas children tumbles to 19th

June 21, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Kids Count report: Kansas sees drop in national education ranking

June 21, 2016 – WIBW NEWS: Kansas tumbles down the ranking when it comes to the well-being of children

June 14, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: New K-State grant geared toward insuring children

June 6, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Tobacco company payments to Kansas top $1 billion in 18 years

June 1, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Children’s Cabinet grant programs face imminent cuts

June 1, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Health grants disbursed in Kansas City area

 

May 2016

May 18, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Gov. Sam Brownback makes cuts to budgets of universities, Medicaid, state agencies

May 18, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Gospel of work really an attempt to starve poor into prosperity 

May 17, 2016 – WIBW NEWS: Brownback signs bill tightening welfare rules

May 17, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Gov. Brownback signs new limits on welfare

May 16, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: New law revives debate over welfare restrictions

May 16, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill that shortens time Kansas families can be on welfare

May 16, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Gov. Sam Brownback signs welfare restrictions, Medicaid drug rules into law

May 12, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: New leader of Kansas Action for Children to serve in state’s children’s cabinet

May 10, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Hutchinson native named new president and CEO of Kansas Action for Children

May 9, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Editorial: Kansas will miss Shannon Cotsoradis

May 9, 2016 – KMUW: New leader takes over at Kansas Action for Children

May 9, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Cotsoradis leaving KAC for Nebraska post

May 9, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansas Action for Children names new president and CEO

May 9, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Shannon Cotsoradis, prominent advocate for children’s programs, to leave Kansas

May 8, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansans leaving welfare but not poverty

May 6, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Brownback administration launches quest for more foster parents

May 2, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Welfare changes include lower lifetime limit for cash assistance

May 1, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Kansas House rejects welfare reform bill

May 1, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansas lawmakers cut welfare benefits, approve Medicaid drug step therapy

 

April 2016

April 27, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Session resumes with call for total repeal of Brownback tax cuts

April 27, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas groups call for an end to state’s “failed tax experiment”

April 27, 2016 – WIBW 13 NEWS: Kansas Center for Economic Growth proposes “Option 4” to balance budget

April 27, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas coalition urges lawmakers to reverse state income tax cuts

April 26, 2016 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Protect children

April 26, 2016 – OPPOSING VIEWS: The impact of Kansas’ food stamp policy

April 24, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Editorial: Desperate step

April 23, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Editorial: It’s high time Gov. Sam Brownback, other lawmakers right the wrongs in Kansas, Missouri

April 23, 2016 – OTTAWA HERALD: Governor suggests three options to balance the budget

April 22, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: ‘Tobacco securitization’ and what it would mean for Kansas

April 22, 2016 – GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM: Fiscal trick: Governor out to mortgage children’s futures for cash

April 22, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Brownback’s tobacco bonds plan draws strong bipartisan criticism

April 21, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Editorial: Can’t trust what state leaders say

April 21, 2016 – KMUW: Children’s advocate opposes Kansas tobacco settlement proposal

April 21, 2016 – WIBW NEWS: CEO of Kansas Action for Children raises legal questions about potential tobacco deal

April 20, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Brownback administration proposes massive cuts to cover Kansas’ projected revenue shortage

April 20, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Lowered state revenue projections mean Kansas spending cuts of $290 million

April 20, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Gov. Sam Brownback plans another sweep of highway funds, other cuts

April 20, 2016 – WIBW NEWS: State revenue estimates prompt tough legislative choices

April 16, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Welfare reform a statistical success, but a functional failure

April 14, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Do ‘welfare to work’ numbers add up?

April 14, 2016 – BLOOMBERG: Revenue-bleeding Kansas revives tobacco bonds as deficit lingers

April 2, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Brownback weighs highway fund sweep, pension payment delay in face of budget hole

 

March 2016

March 30, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Bonding tobacco payments would be costly

March 28, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Tobacco bonds would be costly way to shore up Kansas budget

March 28, 2016 – WINFIELD COURIER: Editorial: Bonding the Tobacco fund?

March 28, 2016 – KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO: Kansas still considering trade of structured tobacco settlement for cash now

March 15, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Gov. Sam Brownback’s top aides blatantly misled public on children’s fund

March 15, 2016 – HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL: Breakfast in the Classroom helps children succeed in school

March 14, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Brownback officials ‘blatantly deceptive’ about tobacco idea

March 12, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Brownback raised tobacco bond idea with GOP leaders in early March after revenue collapse

March 11, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansas officials heard plan to sell off tobacco settlement on bond market

March 11, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Kansas officials discuss selling tobacco settlement payments

March 11, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Document shows state discussing tobacco securitization, children’s advocate says

March 11, 2016 – GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM: Youth aid: Lawmakers shouldn’t wreck early childhood investment

March 10, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Citigroup briefed Kansas officials on selling tobacco settlement payments in October

March 10, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: State should leave special funds alone

March 10, 2016 – PITTSBURG MORNING SUN: State eyes early childhood funds

March 10, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Legislators consider robbing from children’s fund to balance budget

March 10, 2016 – SCOTT COUNTY RECORD: Brownback wants his money now

March 9, 2016 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Ruining Kansas

March 9, 2016 – GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM: Bill would pull funding from children’s programs, impact local families

March 8, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas Senate hearing points to secret deal to secure $400 million for state deficit

March 8, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Special funding for highways, children’s programs, others at risk with Brownback proposal

March 8, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Advocates say fund shift would jeopardize children’s services

March 8, 2016 – KMUW: Children’s lobbyist says Brownback looking to cash in tobacco settlement

 

February 2016

February 28, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Letter: Children’s funds need to be saved

February 25, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Governor touts poverty reduction, but 80% removed from food stamps still below line

February 25, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Sam Brownback slams Bernie Sanders, praises Kansas GOP welfare reform

February 25, 2016 – WIBW: Gov. Brownback commends Kansas welfare reform success

February 16, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: House panel debates possible reforms of Kansas welfare law

February 10, 2016 – WIBW: Kansas Dental Project wants to make your smile brighter

February 7, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Editorial: Funding grab

February 5, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas Children’s Cabinet members rebuke leader over actions taken without consultation

February 3, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Opponents of Brownback budget make their case

February 3, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Brownback’s proposed changes to children’s programs face resistance

February 2, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Supporters and opponents have weighed in on a proposed bill that would give the Kansas Department of Children and Families secretary the authority to cross-check lottery winnings against a list of welfare recipients

February 1, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Administration throws support to welfare bill assailed by critics

February 1, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansas bill targeting welfare recipients who hit lottery jackpots gets hearing

 

January 2016

January 29, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Demand transparency

January 27, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Nonprofit groups launch open government initiative

January 27, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Open Kansas group calls on lawmakers to sign transparency pledge

January 27, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Open government advocates ask Kansas lawmakers to take pledge

January 21, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas Republicans unveil new welfare proposal

January 20, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Brownback budget-balancing plans rely on Affordable Care Act

January 19, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Editorial: Diverting allocations for children’s programs into General Fund dangerous

January 19, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Brownback’s office defends early childhood education shift

January 19, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Broken promise

January 17, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Child advocates criticize Brownback budget

January 14, 2016 – WINFIELD DAILY COURIER: Brownback betrays Kansas’ young children

January 14, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Fact check: A closer look at poverty reduction claims

January 14, 2016 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Editorial: Shortsighted state

January 13, 2016 – KMUW: Kansas budget plan takes $25 million from Highway Fund, shifts funds for children’s programs

January 13, 2016 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Sam Brownback expects sale of Kansas Bioscience Authority to secure $25 million toward deficit

January 13, 2016 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas shrivels under more budget cuts, proposed efficiency measures

January 13, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Kansas governor’s plan for children’s programs draws fire

January 13, 2016 – WICHITA EAGLE: Gov. Brownback’s proposed budget fix includes sweeps from transportation, children’s programs

January 13, 2016 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Pains of math: Governor’s budget blames aviation, oil, farm factors

January 13, 2016 – KWCH: Lawmakers react to Brownback’s 2016 proposed budget

January 11, 2016 – WINFIELD DAILY COURIER: Trimmer accuses state Republicans of ‘money laundering’ with budgets

Janaury 6, 2016 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: DCF unveils mentoring initiative for cash assistance recipients

January 6, 2016 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Kansas launches new mentoring program for poor, foster kids

January 6, 2016 – KMUW: Governor unveils mentoring program for Kansas welfare recipients

2015

December 2015

December 4, 2015 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Robbing poor, again

 

November 2015

November 24, 2015 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Sweeping away children

November 24, 2015 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Early childhood cuts will affect region

November 24, 2015 – EMPORIA GAZETTE: Kansas kids pay for state budget woes

November 23, 2015 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Latest sweep of Children’s Initiative Fund to have long-term state, local impacts to poorest children, families

November 20, 2015 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansans plagued by a dismal budget short on dollars and hope

November 18, 2015 – WICHITA EAGLE: Cutting welfare hasn’t reduced poverty

November 17, 2015 – GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM: Future toll: Shortchanging at-risk youngsters won’t help Kansas move forward

November 14, 2015 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Kansas group: Budget shift will cut childhood program funds

November 14, 2015 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Size of Kansas foster care population up 18 percent

November 13, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Advocacy group says Brownback budget fix will hurt poor children, families

November 12, 2015 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Group estimates Kansas budget shift will cut money to early childhood programs by 6.5 percent

November 11, 2015 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Reality check

November 9, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Federal budget deal yields Medicaid savings

November 6, 2015 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansas faces nearly $120 million shortfall for fiscal year

 

October 2015

October 31, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Uninsured rate for Kansas children at record low

October 22, 2015 – KMUW: Annual ‘Kids Count’ Report Reveals Mixed Trends In Kansas

October 21, 2015 – WICHITA EAGLE: Data on Sedgwick County kids worrisome

October 20, 2015 – WIBW: Kids Count report sparks concerns for children’s long-term success

October 20, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas, Shawnee County childhood poverty rates down slightly

October 19, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Medicaid mystery: Why is coverage dropping among state’s youngest?

October 16, 2015 – UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS: Economic opportunity in Kansas is focus of upcoming conference

October 15, 2015 – THE NONPROFIT TIMES: Associating Not High

October 14, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Brownback quietly exploring shape of Kansas’ early-childhood education

October 13, 2015 – GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM: Healthy tools: Preventive measures help ward off future health woes

 

September 2015

September 26, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Brownback seeks to refocus poverty fight

September 8, 2015 – KANSAS CITY STAR: New Kansas welfare law doesn’t conflict with federal rules, state officials say

 

August 2015

August 31, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Advocates alerted to potential cuts in child care assistance, programs

August 31, 2015 – KSNT: Kansas child care advocates talk about federal funding opportunities

August 31, 2015 – WIBW: Kansas Action for Children is sparking discussion over federal help in funding child care

August 27, 2015 – EMPORIA GAZETTE: KEY fund dwindles, impacting early childhood programs

August 27, 2015 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Advocacy group’s CEO sees new issues with Kansas welfare law

August 27, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: State compliance with federal rules to dictate future of $42 million in aid

August 27, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Stakeholders seeking answers from DCF but agency officials decline invitation to meeting

August 27, 2015 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Advocacy group’s CEO sees new issues with Kansas welfare law

August 15, 2015 – THE HILL: States shift healthcare dollars; activists cry foul

August 12, 2015 – KCUR: Kansas Funding Shift Alarms Children’s Health Advocates

August 6, 2015 – KANSAN: Childhood poverty, food stamps on rise in Harvey County

August 4, 2015 – ABC NEWS: Kansas Ends $25 Limit on ATM Withdrawals of Cash Benefits

August 3, 2015 – HAYS DAILY NEWS: Kansas tied for lowest rate of teen HPV vaccination

August 2, 2015 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget

 

July 2015

July 31, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Industry group protests Bank of KDOT transfer

July 30, 2015 – WICHITA EAGLE: Brownback’s budget cuts announced

July 22, 2015 – KMUW: Kansas Holds Steady in Kids Count Rankings, But Poverty Numbers Concerning

July 22, 2015 – SALINA POST: Report: More Kansas Children in poverty

July 21, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Kansas ranking unchanged, but more children in poverty

July 21, 2015 – WIBW: KIDS COUNT Data Book shows Kansas kids falling being other states

July 18, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Kansas near bottom in summer food program

July 17, 2015 – KCUR: Wyandotte County Attacks High Infant Mortality Rate

July 7, 2015 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Stealing from the kids

July 6, 2015 – WICHITA EAGLE: Shannon Cotsoradis: Fewer paths out of poverty

July 3, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: ‘Perpetual’ funding for Kansas children’s programs all but gone

July 1, 2015 – WICHITA EAGLE: Children’s advocates raise concerns about long-term funding for programs

July 1, 2015 – KCUR: Kansas State Endowment Fund For Children Might Be Broke By 2017

 

June 2015

June 24, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Agency Delays Implementation Of Kansas Welfare Reform Bill

June 17, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Public Health Goals Largely Unmet In 2015 Kansas Session

June 9, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Child nutrition groups, with some skepticism, support Senate plan for food tax

June 7, 2015 – FOX NEWS: Kansas to cap welfare ATM withdrawals at $25 per day

June 7, 2015 – KSN: Legislators vote to make changes to Kansas’ welfare system

June 5, 2015 – BLOOMBERG POLITICS: Cash-Strapped Kansas Moves to Limit ATM Withdrawals for Residents on Welfare

June 2, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Grocers, child advocates await Legislature’s next move on food sales tax

 

May 2015

May 21, 2015 – WASHINGTON POST: Kansas has found the ultimate way to punish the poor

 

April 2015

April 24, 2015 – STATELINE: Should States Tell Welfare Recipients How to Spend Their Benefits?

April 23, 2015 – PR NEWSWIRE: Survey: 76% of Kansas public school parents support healthy school nutrition standards

April 22, 2015 – GOVERNING: Why Kansas’ New Welfare Rules Are Basically Unenforceable

April 20, 2015 – DESERET NEWS NATIONAL: How people on welfare spend their money

April 18, 2015 – ALLGOV: Kansas Passes Restrictive Welfare Law Seen as Mean-Spirited, Punitive

April 17, 2015 – VICE: Kansas Is Now Officially the Reddest State in the Union

April 17, 2015 – RH REALITY CHECK: Kansas Governor Takes ‘Punitive’ Action Against State Welfare Recipients

April 16, 2015 – LA TIMES: New Kansas law bars welfare spending on alcohol, lingerie, tattoos

April 16, 2015 – WASHINGTON POST: Kansas bans welfare recipients from seeing movies, going swimming on government’s dime

April 13, 2015 – SALINA POST: Kansas Children’s Cabinet to tout benefits of public-private partnerships

April 7, 2015 – CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Why is Kansas pursuing tougher welfare rules?

April 4, 2015 – HUFFINGTON POST: Kansas Bans Poor People From Spending Welfare On Cruise Ships

April 2, 2015 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Kansans Rally For Repeal Of Brownback Tax Cuts

April 1, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Gov. Sam Brownback stands firm as groups call for repeal of tax cuts

 

March 2015

March 17, 2015 – SALINA POST: Support for elementary school reading program shelved in committee

March 14, 2015 – WICHITA EAGLE OP-ED: State needs to keep promises to young children

March 8, 2015 – SALINA POST: Bills Would Further Restrict Kansas Welfare Eligibility

March 3, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Parents as Teachers supporters to take their case to lawmakers this week

 

January 2015

January 21, 2015 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Supporters push dental practitioner idea at Capitol


 2014

November 13, 2014 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Report: 95,000 low-income families in Kansas need range of supports 

November 8, 2014 – KANSAN: Medicaid enrollment down for Kansas children

October 21, 2014 – KCUR: On-Time Vaccination Rate For Kansas Kids Tumbles

October 17, 2014 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Advocates ready another push for mid-level dental providers

October 9, 2014 – KCUR: Who Is Missing From The Kansas City Chamber’s Big 5 Pre-K Push?

October 4, 2014 – WICHITA EAGLE: Shannon Cotsoradis: Missed opportunity for Kansas kids

July 31, 2014 – WICHITA EAGLE: Eagle editorial: Kansas has mixed results on caring for kids

July 29, 2014 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Some local schools to offer free meals to all students

February 9, 2014 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas Action for Children says state slow to turn over tobacco data


2013

November 4, 2013 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Dental mediation ends without compromise

October 3, 2013 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: Disputing parties enter formal mediation over mid-level dental providers

May 22, 2013 – KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE: AG responds to KAC on tobacco settlement information request

May 22, 2013 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Advocacy group questions A.G.’s grip on revised tobacco settlement information


2012

July 19, 2012 – WICHITA EAGLE: Lexie’s Law raised standards for Kansas child care, officials say


2011

April 19, 2011 – DRBISCUPID: 5 states battle over dental therapist legislation

 

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