Sam Brownback

Health
5:37 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Feds To Set Up Insurance Exchanges In Kansas And Missouri

The federal government will help establish online insurance marketplaces in Kan. and Mo.
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Neither Kansas nor Missouri will be involved in setting up a health exchange, according to announcements by both governors Thursday.

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The DMV
3:44 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

New Group To Look For Ways To Improve DMV Service

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is creating a task force to look for ways to improve the DMV system in Kansas.

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Health
1:15 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Kansas Medicaid Sessions Wrap Up In Overland Park Today

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Kansas health officials have been touring the state this week, holding public education sessions on a plan to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program.

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Health
11:36 am
Sun July 1, 2012

Uncertainty Surrounds Health Law Implementation In Kansas And Missouri

Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health law has provided more clarity to the region and country. 

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Health
3:47 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Brownback's Administration Awards Medicaid Contracts

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback
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Governor Sam Brownback's administration today awarded contracts to three companies that will manage parts of the state's new Medicaid program, called KanCare.

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Profile
12:06 am
Thu June 21, 2012

God, Politics And Sam Brownback's Kansas

Senior Sam Brownback was a leader in his Parker, Kansas high school
Laura Ziegler

Governor Sam Brownback is reconfiguring the size and scope of state government in Kansas with the help of an overwhelmingly conservative Republican legislature.

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Health
9:25 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Kansas Medicaid Hearing Draws Extensive Criticism

About 200 people turned out to an additional public hearing in Wichita on the administration's plan to overhaul the Medicaid system in Kansas.
Bryan Thompson KPR

A crowd of more than 200 people packed a hearing room in Wichita Monday to sound-off about Governor Sam Brownback's plan to privatize the state's Medicaid system.

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Headlines
8:31 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, June 18, 2012

Kansans can speak out on proposed changes to the Medicaid program.  The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services tries to identify elder abuse cases.  It’s a daily roundup of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
11:02 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A circuit judge is backing the Cass County board of commissioners in its decision to not hold a vote on a zoo tax.  Prairie Village leaders have rejected a parks sales tax proposal... It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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KC Currents
4:19 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About Kansas Redistricting

Current electoral map for the Kansas State Board of Education.

Last week, the Kansas legislature adjourned after a tumultuous year.  Lawmakers passed Gov. Sam Brownback's dramatic tax cut plan, which could reduce the state budget by more than $2 billion over the next five years. 

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Headlines
8:13 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, May 18, 2012

A council committee endorses Mayor Sly James’ Tax proposal.  Brownback urges lawmakers to pass a tax cut compromise.  KCUR names Nico Leone as the next general manager.   That and more news from KCUR

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Kansas Statehouse
3:53 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Brownback Urges Lawmakers To Pass Tax Compromise

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Gov. Sam Brownback is pushing lawmakers to pass a tax-cutting compromise. It's an alternative to a massive tax-cutting bill that's already sitting on the governor's desk, awaiting his signature.

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Arts Funding
1:11 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

New Commission For The Arts In Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback yesterday signed the bill to create a new Kansas Creative Industries Commission. This commission merges the Kansas Arts Commission with the Kansas Film Commission.

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Headlines
8:09 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, April 30, 2012

Rural brokers deal with fallout after a major derivatives broker collapses.  Kansas Governor’s office is waiting to hear back from the federal government on plans to overhaul Medicaid.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Kansas Statehouse
3:50 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Brownback Endorses Tax Compromise

Negotiators from the House and Senate have worked out a deal on a tax-cutting bill. It would cut income tax rates, eliminate some business taxes and reduce property taxes.

Gov. Sam Brownback says he's on board with the agreement.

"I think it's a thoughtful blend, and then it's got the key pro-growth features that I think are important," he said. "Gets the tax office, small business and lowers the overall rates."

Agriculture
3:38 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Kan. Officials Pleased By Farm Labor Rules' Demise

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Kansas officials say they're relieved the federal government has abandoned proposed rules restricting farm work by children.

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Health
4:19 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Deadline Passes For Lawmakers To Reject Medicaid Reorganization Plan

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says his plan to overhaul Medicaid is underway, since a deadline for lawmakers to reject the order has passed.

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Tracking NBAF
8:46 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Funding NBAF: As Congress Waits, Will Kansas Dollars Continue?

Gov. Brownback signs an order creating an NBAF steering committee in Kansas.
Laura Ziegler KCUR

With federal funding more at risk than ever for Manhattan’s National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently said the state could expect what he called “a fight” for the next five years.

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The Beef
3:24 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Brownback Tours Plant Making Finely Textured Beef, Defends Product

Lean finely textured beef, or what critics call "pink slime."
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says a controversy over a processed beef product is being blown out of proportion.

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Headlines
7:32 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:
Possible Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest, Kansas Lawmakers Could Slow Brownback’s Medicaid Plan & more top headlines.

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Health
3:50 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Lawmakers Could Take Action To Slow Brownback’s Medicaid Plan

Gov. Brownback's Medicaid plan would create privatized managed-care programs with the goal of improving patient outcomes and cutting costs.
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Legislators could soon take action aimed at slowing Governor Sam Brownback's plan to overhaul Medicaid in Kansas.

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Headlines
7:42 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Missouri Supreme Court Hears House Redistricting Suit, Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant Remains Offline & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Tracking NBAF
3:51 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Brownback Says Obama Still Committed To NBAF

Governor Sam Brownback says members of the president's administration continue to support the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, which is slated to be built in Manhattan.

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Headlines
9:47 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, February 13, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
7:36 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 9, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Kansas Statehouse
3:27 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Dueling Rallies For Supporters, Opponents Of Governor's Tax Plan

Governor Sam Brownback speaks at a rally in favor of his tax plan.
Stephen Koranda Kansas Public Radio

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's plan to cut income and business taxes is getting both praise and criticism in Topeka. Supporters and opponents of the plan sounded off today at a pair of Statehouse rallies.

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Headlines
7:35 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, February 6, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  • Risk Unavoidable—With Or Without NBAF
  • Republican Primary Won't Decide Delegates in Missouri
  • Brownback Could Be Called As A Witness

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Government
7:22 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Brownback Could Be Called As A Witness

Kan. Gov. Brownback speaks to reporters.
Stephen Koranda Kansas Public Radio

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback could be called as a witness in an investigation into legislative dinners held at the governor's residence.

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Tracking NBAF
9:26 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Governor: Bioscience Authority Controversy Won't Affect NBAF

An audit released recently alleges misdeeds by former Kansas Bioscience Authority head Tom Thornton. The KBA is one of the groups that worked to help Kansas land the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) project.

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Kansas Bioscience Authority
3:19 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Agriculture Secretary Blasts Bioscience Authority

Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman blasted the Kansas Bioscience Authority today, saying the agency's board of directors hasn't fulfilled its duties. Rodman was selected by the governor to work with the company that recently audited the KBA. Rodman criticized the way the agency has been spending money.

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