Media Mentions

2020

OCTOBER 2020

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

SEPTEMBER 2020

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 2020

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 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 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

FEBRUARY 2020

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

JANUARY 2020

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

 


2019

DECEMBER 2019

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

NOVEMBER 2019

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

OCTOBER 2019

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

SEPTEMBER 2019

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 2019

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

FEBRUARY 2019

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

JANUARY 2019

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