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Kansas House Republicans block debate on Medicaid expansion

February 19, 2016News Clip

TOPEKA – Republicans blocked a debate Wednesday in the Kansas House on a proposed expansion of the state’s Medicaid program before giving first-round approval to budget-balancing legislation.
The bill advancing on a voice vote eliminates a projected deficit of nearly $200 million in the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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Duane Goossen: Tax cuts succeeded at starving revenue stream

February 19, 2016News Clip

Has the “real live experiment” in Kansas tax policy been a success? Did it live up to its billing?
If we simply judge whether it met publicly stated objectives, then, no, the plan failed miserably. But in another important respect, the plan achieved exactly what many lawmakers hoped for – the squeezing down of state government.
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Analysis: Why The Kansas Senate Has A New Health Committee Leader

February 19, 2016News Clip

Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook offered an amendment to expand Medicaid last week because she believed it would fail.
A few days later, Senate President Susan Wagle removed Pilcher-Cook as chairwoman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee because Pilcher-Cook pushed the amendment even though it was ruled out of order.
Wagle said she opposes Medicaid expansion but wants the Senate to vote on it in the next few weeks.
Confused yet? Welcome to the politics of “Obamacare.”

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Democrat to challenge Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook

October 23, 2015Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCTOBER 23, 2015

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