Archive for March 31st, 2011

Wal-Mart CEO – Consumers face “serious” inflation in the months ahead for clothing, food and other products

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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Americans United for Life – Pro-life momentum at the state level, as bills advance in Arkansas, Idaho and Virginia

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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Rob Siedlecki Jr. Confirmed as Kansas SRS Secretary

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Rob Siedlecki Jr. Confirmed as SRS Secretary

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), Rob Siedlecki Jr., was confirmed by the Kansas Senate this afternoon.

Rob Siedlecki Jr., a 41 year-old native of New York, has more than 15 years of public and private sector leadership experience at the local, state and federal levels. Most recently, Siedlecki was the chief of staff for the Florida Department of Health which has 17-thousand employees and an annual budget of nearly three-billion dollars.

“I am happy to be working beside the hardworking professionals at SRS as well as Governor Brownback and Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer as we strive to improve the well-being of children and families in Kansas,” Secretary Siedlecki said.

Governor Brownback reiterated his support for the new secretary.

“As SRS Secretary, Rob brings a unique combination of working with the same federal programs that SRS implements in our state and supervising a large staff and budget,” Governor Brownback said. “He understands the severe budget challenges Kansas faces. He will work to improve the delivery of our health services programs to our state’s most vulnerable in a cost effective way.”

The Senate confirmed Siedlecki by a vote of 34-1.

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Kris Kobach – Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act Goes to Governor’s Desk

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act Goes to Governor’s Desk

TOPEKA (Mar. 29, 2011) – Today the House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments to HB 2067, the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act. As a result, the Act is on its way to Governor Brownback for signature. “This is a major victory for Kansans,” said Secretary of State Kris Kobach. “When the governor signs this common sense law, Kansans can be assured that in this state only U.S. citizens will be registered to vote, and that committing voter fraud on election day will be extremely difficult.” (more…)