Archive for the ‘Local and Regional’ Category

NBC 41 – Oil producers are moving into Kansas, making millions buying up land in south central Kansas

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Kansas City, MO, City officials – Longer waits for an ambulance at emergencies because of a new system?

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Olathe Republican files lawsuit over inaction on Kansas redistricting

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Associated Press.

Kansas House rejects Senate district map, promises its own version – Chicago Tribune

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The Tribune.

Wichita-based group says it has evidence child sex abuse wasn’t reported. Clinic says the allegations are untrue — Kansas City Star

Friday, May 4th, 2012

KC Star.

Pro-life group Operation Rescue says it has records proving crimes at KCK abortion clinic

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Associated Press.

Liberal-run Kansas Senate rejects 401(k) reform for $8 billion under-funded pension system

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Kansas City Star.

Western Kansas Senators lobby to preserve districts

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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Prairie Village – Lack of confidence in new council president from city council members

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

PV Post.

AP – Kansas House OKs plan to join arts, film commissions

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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Kansas Senate approves redistricting plan

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

KC Star.

Leavenworth – Two sentenced to federal prison for adoption scam

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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Overland Park city government in controversy over favoritism on taxpayer-funded youth soccer fields – KC Star

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Star:

Instead, Overland Park officials struck a deal with the Blue Valley Soccer Club before the complex opened in 2009, giving the club a monopoly over most of the practice fields.

The verbal agreement allowed Blue Valley rights to nine of the 12 soccer fields for practice during the week, leaving about 20 clubs and their teams to fight over the remaining three fields.

In addition, Blue Valley gets a discount rate…

And once a team gets a practice time, it’s forever, said Mike LaPlante, the soccer complex manager, unless, of course, the team decides it no longer wants to practice there. That means Blue Valley will have the nine fields indefinitely…

Blue Valley doesn’t always use its nine fields, several coaches said. But if a team tries to use one of the empty fields, they are told to leave.

 

AP – Kansas House committee advances proposed $14 billion Kansas budget

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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How I Learned Not to Deny Climate Change (Buy Deny Man-Made Climate Change) – Robert Tracinski

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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Brownback endorsed Sebelius in 2009. Today, Brownback criticizes Sebelius’ former health policies toward disabled in Kansas

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Topeka Capital-Journal:

Gov. Sam Brownback has gone on the offensive against a federal probe into the state’s waiting list for Medicaid services for the physically disabled, saying he is trying to clean up a mess left by previous administrations.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently passed complaints about the list to the U.S. Department of Justice for investigation.

In a statement released by his office late Wednesday, Brownback said the state is in “full compliance” with federal law and that his managed care proposal, KanCare, will ease the waiting list. He also took a swing at former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who now heads HHS, saying the list began when Sebelius froze applications shortly before leaving for Washington, D.C.

“Effectively, Sec. Sebelius decided upon joining the Obama Administration that Gov. Sebelius and her policies were in violation of federal law,” Brownback said

Sam Brownback in 2009 – “It’s an honor for the State of Kansas to have” Sebelius nominated by Obama for national health care leader

Monday, April 30th, 2012

David Brody, from the Christian Broadcasting Network, in 2009:

Did Brownback just Give Sebelius “Cover” on the Abortion Issue?

HHS Secretary Nominee Kathleen Sebelius may have just gotten the ‘cover’ she needs. Fellow Kansan and U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, a staunch pro-life Catholic seems to signal his support for her in a joint statement he made with Kansas’s other Senator Pat Roberts. Not one mention at all on Sebelius’s abortion record. Read below and then get my analysis:

“Congratulations to Governor Sebelius on being nominated to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services,” the Senators said. “It’s an honor for the State of Kansas to have an elected official appointed to the president’s cabinet. We are hopeful Governor Sebelius will be a voice for Kansas and rural America at the Department. We look forward to working with her on issues important to the state including a National Cancer Institute Designation at the University of Kansas Cancer Center.” (more…)

Kathleen Sebelius, recruited by Sam Brownback, asks US Justice Department to investigate Brownback for civil rights violation

Monday, April 30th, 2012

KansasReporter.org:

KS gov says Sebelius decision led to Medicaid flap
Thursday, April 26, 2012
By Gene Meyer | Kansas Reporter
FAIRWAY — The federal government is investigating whether Kansas is violating the civil rights of 3,500 physically disabled residents who have waited years for help.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback bristles at the suggestion.
Brownback, a Republican, has told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, the state is not discriminating against disabled people. Kansas, in fact, is trying to clean up a mess left by former Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Brownback said in a letter to Leon Rodriguez, head of the HHS Office of Civil Rights.
Sebelius is now the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, which has asked Justice Department investigators to review the situation,(more…)

“Decades of government intervention have driven tuition costs to record highs” – Club for Growth President Chris Chocola

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Hill.

Club for Growth urges US House Republicans to vote against student-loan bill – The HIll

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Hill.