Media Mentions


May 2024

May 8, 2024 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas Office of Early Childhood concept fizzles out following legislative inaction

April 2024

April 3, 2024 - KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO: Headlines for Wednesday, April 3, 2024 (Race for Results Report)

March 2024

March 6, 2024 - WIBW: Advocates for early childhood education speak up for improvements at the Statehouse

March 5, 2024 - WIBW: Shawnee Co. students start morning with read aloud for Read Across America Week

February 2024

February 22, 2024 - THE SENTINEL: Health officers could no longer order isolation or quarantine under proposed legislation

February 16, 2024 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas bill would ask feds for permission to ban candy and soda purchases with food stamps

February 12, 2024 - HUTCH POST: KAC watching anti-Summer EBT bill 

February 5, 2024 - JOHNSON COUNTY POST: Capitol Update: Sen. Ethan Corson urges ‘common sense’ child tax credits

February 1, 2024 - KSN: Kansas parents may see new tax relief as soon as 2025

February 1, 2024 - HUTCH POST: State Child Tax Credit bill introduced

January 2024

January 29, 2024 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas child welfare advocates talk resistance, lawmaker attitudes to fixing broken system

January 25, 2024 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Opinion: Working parents still can’t find affordable health insurance coverage in Kansas

January 22, 2024 - GOVERNOR PRESS RELEASE: Governor Kelly Calls for the Cutting Healthcare Costs for All Kansans Act to Get a Hearing by Kansas Day: Here’s What They’re Saying

January 18, 2024 - PEABODY GAZETTE-BULLETIN: Views on Expanding Medicaid

January 11, 2024 - KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly proposes $56M for child care amid statewide ‘capacity shortfall’

January 11, 2024 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kelly lays out new budget: Proposes spending on child care, employee raises, capital projects

January 9, 2024 - THE MORNING SUN: Governor Kelly unveils tax plan


December 2023

December 29, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Opinion: Legislature could enact this tax cut to help Kansas parents make ends meet

October 2023

October 24, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: With temporary federal supports giving way, Kansas must do better for children in poverty

October 23, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Foster care advocates say ‘innovative new option’ will help Kansas kids as they age out of system

October 16, 2023 - ATCHISON GLOBE: Kansas action for Children says more must be done

October 2, 2023 - WIBW: Kansas children spared effects of poverty, food insecurity during pandemic

October 2, 2023 - Fort Scott Biz: COVID-19 Supports for Kansas Kids Dropped Poverty and Food Insecurity

September 2023

September 29, 2023 - KANSAS CITY STAR: A government shutdown is looming. How would it affect people in Kansas and Missouri?

September 22, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kansas failed to properly carry out automatic Medicaid renewals, report shows

September 17, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Sunday Reader: GOP meeting opened; Ballot hand-count initiative (Kansas Poverty Rate)

September 11, 2023 - KANSAS RELFECTOR: Kansas earmarks pandemic-era funding for social services data software

August 2023

August 26, 2023 - CNN: An ‘obscene’ number of kids are losing Medicaid coverage

August 24, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas child advocates, state officials call for deeper understanding of family welfare

August 15, 2023 - KANSAS CITY STAR: Dolly comes to Kansas. Parton promotes reading program as it expands to JoCo, WyCo

August 4, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas official points to mistakes, improvements in processing Medicaid eligibility renewals

August 3, 2023 - KANSAS CITY STAR: Tens of thousands of Kansas kids are losing health care — over a paperwork problem | Opinion

August 1, 2023 - WIBW: Governor Kelly signs ‘Kansas Breastfeeding Month’ proclamation for August

July 2023

July 31, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Report: Children comprise two-thirds of Kansans removed from state’s Medicaid program

July 25, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: State pauses Medicaid disenrollments amid ‘unwinding’ process

July 16, 2023 - KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas lacks licensed child care for 84,000 kids. The shortage may get even worse

July 3, 2023 - KPR: More than 75% of eighth graders in Kansas and Missouri weren’t proficient in math in 2022

June 2023

June 29, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Opinion - Kansas child care crisis puts the state’s economic future at risk. Solving it will take everyone.

June 22, 2023 - ATCHISON GLOBE: Health, family, community and education ranked low for Kansas

June 18, 2023 - JC POST: Survey highlights childcare need in Kansas

June 16, 2023 - PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: High Ranking On 'Economic Well-Being' Not Helping All KS Families

June 14, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas families struggle to find child care, according to annual Kids Count report

June 12, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Here's what Kansas is doing as thousands lose Medicaid as pandemic-era flexibility ends

June 11, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Health care for 500,000 Kansans — and $4 billion — is now at stake. Here's why.

May 2023

May 15, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas Action for Children sounds alarm on anti-vax, food security and child care bills

May 12, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kelly vetoes bill restricting state, local health official powers

May 8, 2023 - KWBW: Interview with John Wilson about the 2023 Session

April 2023

April 26, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas Senate falls short in attempt to override governor’s veto of flat tax proposal

April 25, 2023 - KSNT: Kansas Gov. vetoes ‘flat tax,’ pushes $450 tax rebate 

April 25, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Opinion: Kansas child care shortage won’t be solved by jeopardizing kids’ safety

April 24, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kelly vetoes new food-assistance requirement

April 24, 2023 - KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas Gov. Kelly vetoes Republican plan for flat income tax, setting up override fight

April 19, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kelly vetoes bill aimed at expanding childcare; says it relaxes safety standards

April 19, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas governor vetoes bills dealing with ‘abortion reversal’, mail-in ballots, child care

March 2023

March 31, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: 'Continuing down this path will kill Kansas kids': Anti-vaccine bills pass Kansas Senate

March 29, 2023 - KANSAS RELFECTOR: Kansas Senate defeats bill leveraging food stamp access to generate child support payments

March 28, 2023 - KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO: Headlines for Tuesday, March 28, 2023

March 26, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: 'We can't wait' — Kansas lawmakers narrowly advance overhaul of child care regulations

March 24, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Vaccine bill reemerges amid accusations of rules manipulation

March 23, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: House committee passes out new tax bill after trimming cost

March 23, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Bill expanding vaccine exemptions fails to get out of committee

March 23, 2023 - KANSAS CITY STAR: KS Senate passes bill to reduce child care regulations. Critics say it decreases safety

March 19, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: How safe is too safe? Kansas lawmakers want to tackle child care regulations

March 15, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas statute determining access to child care subsidy conflicts with federal regulation

February 2023

February 23, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Senate passes bill limiting power of health officials to fight contagious diseases

February 23, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Senate passes bill moving state to single tax rate

February 22, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas Senate flat tax would cut $1 for low-wage earners, hand windfall to top 1%

February 20, 2023 - THE MERCURY: Local legislators talk flat tax proposal, education vouchers at Legislative Coffee session

February 18, 2023 - KANSAS RELFECTOR: Statehouse scraps: A toothpick factory on the moon, punishing the poor, elevating conspiracies

February 16, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: New food assistance restrictions win committee approval

February 16, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: With families struggling, Welfare Reform Committee focuses on making life harder for Kansans

February 14, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas lawmaker questions fairness of flat tax plan that would benefit state’s top earners

February 13, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas Republicans want welfare reform. Here's what it means for food stamp work requirement. 

February 8, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: House Republicans explore new way to punish low-income, aging Kansans seeking food

February 7, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kelly administration opposes proposed welfare change

January 2023

January 30, 2023 - WICHITA BEACON: Beyond payday loans: What other options exist when you need financial help?

January 30, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Flat tax proposal would cost more than $3 billion over three years

January 18, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Chamber introduces flat tax bill buying down rates with excess revenue

January 16, 2023 - HUTCH POST: Kansas Action for Children supports Kelly budget priorities in education

January 13, 2023 - KSNT: New legislation eases vaccine exemption requirements in Kansas daycares; advocates respond

January 13, 2023 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Will flat tax ‘revolution’ take hold in Kansas?

January 13, 2023 - KWBW: Interview with John Wilson about 2023 KAC Policy Priorities

January 12, 2023 - CENTER SQUARE: Kansas governor signs executive order aimed at improving early childhood care

January 11, 2023 - FORT SCOTT BIZ: Governor Establishes Early Childhood Transition Task Force

January 10, 2023 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas governor creates task force for cabinet-level child care office via executive order

January 10, 2023 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kelly creates early childhood task force with first executive order of second term


December 2022

December 22, 2022 - KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas Gov. Kelly campaigned as the ‘childcare governor.’ How will she confront crisis?

November 2022

November 27, 2022 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Thousands could be kicked off Medicaid next year in Kansas. Here's why.

November 25, 2022 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas lawmakers must do more to support policies to improve all Kansans' health outcomes

September 2022

September 5, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Supporting working parents will help Kansas kids thrive, this Labor Day and beyond

August 2022

August 8, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas ranks 17th in U.S. on child well-being in terms of economic, health, education metrics

May 2022

May 30, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas Action for Children focuses on early education, food security and health insurance

May 15, 2022 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Lawmakers heading in right direction to support child care, which is at crisis level in Kansas

April 2022

April 28, 2022 - KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas will eliminate its grocery tax — slowly: Governor agrees to Legislature’s plan

April 13, 2022 - ABILENE-RC: Dickinson County Childcare Taskforce presented childhood care and education documentary

April 2, 2022 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: With record-low unemployment amid 95K open jobs, lawmakers pass bill to move Kansans off food stamps

March 2022

March 24, 2022 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Constitutional amendment limiting taxes fails in Senate

March 24, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas Senate GOP fails to secure enough votes to pass anti-tax constitutional amendment

March 11, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Senate committee advances constitutional amendment limiting new taxes, rate increases

March 10, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Out-of-state group’s drive to limit federal benefits in Kansas meets pointed opposition

March 10, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Trio of Kansas Senate redistricting maps introduced by committees with little fanfare

March 5, 2022 - TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Is a food sales tax cut compromise in the works? Kansans 'need to be contacting their legislators'

March 3, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas Republican wants food tax relief for grocers competing with senior centers, schools

February 2022

February 22, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: House health committee approves one-year ban on reworking KanCare provider contracts

February 21, 2022 - THE SENTINEL: School officials oppose Parents’ Bill of Rights, transparency

February 21, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas childhood anti-vax bill slams into wall after falsehood-packed hearing

February 21, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Senate panel signs off on Kansas income tax deduction increase, credit for teachers

February 8, 2022 - SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Senate panel seeks to protect religious vaccine exemptions

February 8, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Masterson muscles gerrymandered map through Kansas Senate, at the price of school kids’ health

February 2, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: By ending Kansas’ sales tax on food, our state can live up to its ideals and help those in need

February 1, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Senate panel's debate on ending Kansas food sales tax focuses on finances


January 23, 2022 - KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas bill would broaden scope of investigation into maternal deaths

January 6, 2022 - GREAT BEND TRIBUNE: A good idea: Kansas should drop the sales tax on groceries



December 28, 2021 - KWBW RADIO: Interview with KAC President & CEO John Wilson

December 22, 2021 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Governor proposes $445 million in tax rebates


November 8, 2021 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Kansas governor's race turns to ending food sales tax. Will it finally happen in 2022?

November 8, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas governor plans to 'axe' sales tax on food, joins AG in urging legislative action


August 3, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Expanded child tax credit could transform lives — but we have to make it permanent

JULY 2021

July 26, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas racial equity panel calls attention to early childhood, maternal health disparities

July 13, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: As Kansas expands paid leave for state employees, advocates look to private sector

July 11, 2021 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Sunday Reader: Rural COVID surge feared; GOP straw poll

JUNE 2021

June 25, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Audio Astra: ‘Grassland Groupies,’ Wichita homesteaders, summer school blues

June 21, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas ranks 18th nationally in annual report measuring well-being of children

June 21, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: What the Kids Count report means for Kansas

June 21, 2021 – PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: Report: Economy Good for Kansas Kids; Health Coverage Needs Improvement

MAY 2021

May 19, 2021 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Business group requests stop to federal unemployment aid

May 13, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Racial disparities in infant mortalities persist despite record low rates in Kansas

May 11, 2021 – KANSAS CITY STAR: In KC region, hundreds of thousands of children qualify for expanded tax credits

May 3, 2021 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Legislature overrides Kelly on tax bill

APRIL 2021

April 30, 2021 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Legislature can’t return to the self-inflicted budget crises of the past

April 23, 2021 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas economy is poised for big things. Let's not mess it up now.

April 16, 2021 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Governor vetoes tax bill

April 11, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: How Kansas kids – and their families – could benefit from the American Rescue Plan

MARCH 2021

March 29, 2021 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Broad coalition unifies against vaccine bill

March 18, 2021 – COFFEE, LUNCH, BEER: The Nonprofit President and Former State Representative - John Wilson

March 8, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: A year of COVID-19 in Kansas has taught us these 4 lessons

March 8, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Clay Wirestone, author

March 1, 2021 – SHAWNEE MISSION POST: Rep. Jarrod Ousley says Statehouse partisan split impacting committee work


Feb. 22, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Mother asks Kansas lawmakers to roll back restrictions on food assistance, child care support

Feb. 15, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: A veteran of Kansas’ disastrous tax-cutting era says Republicans have taken ‘several steps backwards’

Feb. 12, 2021 – BILLINGS GAZETTE: Guest opinion: Montana, don't do what Kansas did

Feb. 6, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: The Kansas Legislature’s power imbalance stifles legitimate debate

Feb. 3, 2021 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Let’s be brave enough to not learn the Kansas tax-cut lesson all over again

Feb. 2, 2021 – KWBW-AM: John Wilson interview on the Morning Show

Feb. 2, 2021 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Senate panel approves less costly tax bill

Feb. 2, 2021 – OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: Governor Laura Kelly Announces Medicaid Expansion and Medical Marijuana Bill: What They’re Saying


Jan. 31, 2021 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Shift in tone at the Kansas Statehouse includes impatience and contempt toward colleagues and constituents



Dec. 25, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Here’s to the opinionated Kansans who spoke up in 2020

Dec. 24, 2020 – KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO: Headlines for Thursday, December 24, 2020

Dec. 20, 2020 – INSURANCE NEWS NET: Kansas Action for Children Issues Public Comment on HHS Proposed Rule

Dec. 15, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Read & Reflect Morning Newsletter

Dec. 14, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: New report indicates struggles accessing basic needs extend beyond pandemic

Dec. 4, 2020 – SALINA JOURNAL: Census workers need more time as Kansas communities hang in balance


Oct. 31, 2020 – CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE: We can learn from Kansas’ mistakes. Wyoming citizens shouldn’t suffer a revenue disaster because of poor policy

Oct. 23, 3030 – IOLA REGISTER: For change, we need to look beyond Election Day

Oct. 22, 2020 – KANSAS RELECTOR: John Wilson: To make big changes in Kansas, look beyond Election Day

Oct. 9, 2020 – WIBW NEWS NOW: Many Children Not Getting Vaccinations

October 2020 – TECTONICA: Kansas Action for Children


Sept. 1, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: To avoid disaster for Kansas communities, federal government must send aid

Sept. 1, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Emily Fetsch, author


August 31, 2020 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: John Wilson: Ensure your family counts in next 30 days

August 27, 2020 – KSN-TV: Kansas kids the focus of 2020 voter guide

August 27, 2020 – FOURSTATES HOMEPAGE: Kansas Action for Children working for more resources for children

August 24, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansas’ vulnerable children can’t afford to absorb state budget cuts

JULY 2020

July 31, 2020 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Sue Lockett, driving force behind CASA of Shawnee County, dies

July 28, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: Kansans must ask leaders to support child care

July 28, 2020 – KANSAS REFLECTOR: John Wilson, author

July 22, 2020 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Eleanor Ann (Hawkinson) Lowe obituary

July 8, 2020 – WIBW-TV: Kansas Health Foundation approves $5.39 million to improve access to food for children

JUNE 2020

June 27, 2020 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Reno County Schools Respond to Community Need

MAY 2020

May 28, 2020 – BLOOMBERG NEWS: Bickering and Confusion Stall $150 Billion Meant to Boost States

May 25, 2020 – HOLTON RECORDER: Legislature’s final meeting shameful, KAC leader says

May 11, 2020 – ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTH KANSAS: Facebook Live Town Hall: COVID-19 and the State Budget

May 10, 2020 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Sunday Reader: Abortion lobbying; Kobach & 2022 Olympics

May 9, 2020 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: David Jordan and John Wilson: As crisis hits Kansas, existing federal funds can help families

APRIL 2020

April 24, 2020 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Horn not seeking re-election to House

April 21, 2020 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas coronavirus update: Invest in people

April 3, 2020 – KMUW: Anxious Kansas Parents Keep Kids Home From Day Care Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

MARCH 2020

March 16, 2020 – KANSAS ACTION FOR CHILDREN: A message from KAC

March 10, 2020 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas House panel considers $63M tax credit for food


Feb. 21, 2020 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Social services reorganization stumbles in Senate


Jan. 23, 2020 COFFEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN: Kansas families face challenges

Jan. 14, 2020 – KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO: Kansas State of the State Address 2020

Jan. 6, 2020 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: No shortage of controversial ideas for reshaping Kansas tax policy

Jan. 3, 2020 – THE HOLTON RECORDER: Top stories in our New Year’s edition




Dec. 18, 2019 – WIBW-TV: New data shows how economic, health, and education indicators are affecting Kansas kids

Dec. 13, 2019 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD: New reports show Kansas’ health ranking is plummeting, rate of uninsured children is on the rise

Dec. 12, 2019 – WIBW NEWS NOW: Not Expanding Medicaid Appears to Leave Fewer Kids Insured, Even if They Are Eligible

Dec. 9, 2019 – THE KAC PODCAST: KAC President John Wilson (special preview episode)

Dec. 4, 2019 – GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY: Kansas Tax Council Supports Internet Sales Tax Changes

Dec. 3, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Gov. Laura Kelly’s tax council supports internet, digital tax changes


Nov. 28, 2019 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansans likely to get food tax relief in 2020, but will it be rate cut or refund?

Nov. 8, 2019 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Revenue estimates skyrocket more than half billion dollars

Nov. 7, 2019 – KSNT-TV: Former Kansas Rep. working to improve state policies for children and families

Nov, 4, 2019 – WICHITA EAGLE: Ending Brownback tax experiment gave Kansas a cash boost. But spending is catching up

Nov. 2, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: John Wilson: Poverty challenges present, future of Kansas children, families


Oct. 17, 2019 – KCUR-FM: Lawmakers Say Sex-Trafficked Kansas Teen’s Story Is ‘Heartbreaking’

Oct. 15, 2019 – KCUR-FM: Kansas Foster Care Instability Led To Surge In Runaways, Left Children Vulnerable To Sex Traffickers

Oct. 14, 2019 – KCUR-FM: Kansas Made This Sex Trafficking Survivor A Criminal — She Wants Another Chance

Oct. 6, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Capitol Insider podcast: Kansas Action for Children backing partial paid leave for child, family care

Oct. 6, 2019 – THE MESSENGER: Education is key foundation in Nancy McCarthy Snyder’s life


Sept. 29, 2019 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD: New data shows fewer Kansas children live in areas of concentrated poverty; 51,000 still do

Sept. 29, 2019 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Sunday Reader: Pricey noncampaign; Kansas lawsuit culture

Sept. 26, 2019 – WIBW NEWS NOW: Concentrated child poverty still an issue in Kansas, new numbers say

Sept. 25, 2019 – WIBW-TV: Data shows more than 50,000 Kansas kids live in concentrated poverty

Sept. 25, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: New report: Rate of Kansas children in concentrated poverty dips to 7%

Sept. 23, 2019 – LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD: Former Lawrence Rep. Wilson to lead Kansas children’s advocacy group

Sept. 22, 2019 – KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO: Headlines for Sunday

Sept. 21, 2019 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Former Kansas House member to lead children’s advocacy group

Sept. 20, 2019 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Former lawmaker to lead children’s group

Sept. 10, 2019 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kelly introduces members of tax reform commission

Sept. 10, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Wichita anti-tax organization bashes Gov. Laura Kelly’s new tax reform council

Sept. 9, 2019 – KSAL: Gov. Kelly Begins Overview of Kansas Taxes

Sept. 2, 2019 – HUTCHINSON NEWS: Trio named to HHS Wall of Honor


August 26, 2019 – KCUR: Kansas Sees A Path To Prosperity By Getting More Kids Into Child Care And Preschool

August 16, 2019 – WICHITA EAGLE: Kansas boots reading company after it wrongly got millions, used welfare cash for trips

August 16, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas drops literacy program provider for allegedly bilking welfare fund to inflate salaries

August 13, 2019 – HAYS POST: Kansas Interfaith Action condemns Public Charge Policy change as ‘inhumane and unjust’

August 2, 2019 – WIBW: Governor signs proclamations

JULY 2019

July 28, 2019 – SALINA POST: Salina’s Wearing among 28 appointed to Kansas Complete Count Committee

JUNE  2019

June 19, 2019 – MORNING EDITION: From A Napkin To A White House Medal — The Path Of A Controversial Economic Idea

June 18, 2019 – WIBW NEWS NOW: KIDS COUNT Survey Strong, But Medicaid Expansion Would Have Made It Better, Says Kansas Action For Children

June 17, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas falls to 15th in annual Kids Count report on health, education, economics, family

June 17, 2019 – WIBW-TV: New report says Kansas fell in children’s health ranking

June 17, 2019 – KVOE-AM: Kansas slips to 15th in Kids Count Data Book

MAY 2019

May 29, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Kansas House falls short in bid to override governor’s veto of tax bill

May 29, 2019 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Kansas lawmakers fail to override tax bill veto

May 29, 2019 – LAW 360: Kan. Lawmakers Fail To Override Veto Of Fed. Conformity Bill

May 2, 2019 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Stephen Moore, an adviser on Brownback’s tax cuts, won’t serve on Federal Reserve

APRIL 2019

April 29, 2019 – TWITTER: Sen. Sherrod Brown’s account quotes Annie McKay

April 18, 2019 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Lawmakers consider tougher fines against unlicensed day cares

April 7, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Capitol Insider podcast: Children’s Cabinet strives to magnify early childhood safety net

MARCH 2019

March 17, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Annie McKay: Quality early education holds key for Kansas’ future


Feb. 25, 2019 – LAW 360: Kansas Panel Rolls Food Tax Cut, Remote Tax Into GILTI Bill

Feb. 19, 2019 – ASSOCIATED PRESS: Lawmakers hear testimony on lowering sales tax on groceries

Feb. 18, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Advocates for reducing Kansas sales tax on food make case before tax committee

Feb. 18, 2019 – KSNT-TV: Bill promises cheaper food for Kansas families

Feb. 7, 2019 – KANSAS CITY STAR: Former State Rep. Melissa Rooker named executive director of Kansas Children’s Cabinet


Jan. 25, 2019 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Governor’s Council on Education members introduced

Jan. 24, 2019 – TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL: Gov. Laura Kelly issues order authorizing education advisory council

Jan. 18, 2019 – WALL STREET JOURNAL: Kansas’ New Gov. Kelly Aims to Unwind Brownback Legacy

Jan. 15, 2019 – KCUR: Now That Kansas State Employees Get Parental Leave, Advocates Are Eyeing The Private Sector

Jan. 12, 2019 – HAYS POST: Rep. Hineman part of ceremony to open new State Capitol lactation room

Jan. 11, 2019 – KSN-TV: Capitol opens new lactation room

Jan. 9, 2019 – SUNFLOWER STATE JOURNAL: Kelly administration takes shape with key appointments

Jan. 7, 2019 – THE AMERICAN PROSPECT: States of Change

Jan. 3, 2019 – KCUR: Kansas Governor-elect Halting Deals With Private Foster Contractors, Names New Welfare Agency Boss