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SOCIAL SERVICES
Kansas Newspaper Clippings Index

2012 Legislative Session
January through May 2012

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to Social Services, January through May, 2012.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON Social Services, January through May, 2012


Aly Van Dyke
Safe Visit loses its United Way funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2012


Joe Lambe
Law change could put fate of violent mentally ill in hands of judges
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2012


Hurst Laviana
Families of disabled question Kansas Medicaid changes
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: New computer system a good buy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


Andy Marso
Kelly queries Colyer on Medicaid proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


Mary Clarkin
Medicaid plan a worry for agencies -Groups say managed care would affect developmentally disabled
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2012 [Newsbank article]


Aly Van Dyke
Area agency turns back United Way funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2012


Jesse Washington
Food stamp families to critics: Walk in our shoes
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2012 [Newsbank article]


Aly Van Dyke
United Way funding begins
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2012


Associated Press
Kansas cuts aid for illegal immigrants' kids
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2012


Associated Press
AP: State slashes food aid for children of illegals
Garden City Telegram, 1/23/2012


Barb Shelly
Brownback must reverse food stamp policy
Kansas City Star, 1/23/2012


Karrey Britt
Kansas Advocates for Better Care director to talk about Medicaid reform at public meeting
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2012


The Star's editorial| Brownback's shameful food stamp policy hurts kids
Kansas City Star, 1/23/2012


Scott Rothschild
Republican legislator seeks delay of governor's Medicaid plan
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2012


Andy Marso
Medicaid reform hearings reveal concerns
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2012


Associated Press
Deputy SRS secretary resigns
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2012


Laura Bauer
Brownback says he will review Kansas policy on food stamps
Kansas City Star, 1/25/2012


Phil Anderson
Count shows homelessness a citywide issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


Associated Press
House panel to examine food stamp policy
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/27/2012


Associated Press
State seeks waiver of Medicaid rules
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2012


John Hanna
Gov not planning to slow overhaul - His administration says plan will aid health services; others are leery
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2012


Scott Griffith and Miriam Krehbiel
Letter: United Way explains changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2012


WM. Jeff Kahrs
Fair policy on food stamps for Kansans
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2012


A shameful food stamp fiasco in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2012


Associated Press
Lt. Gov. touts plan to push jobs for disabled
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2012


Associated Press
House panel to review policy on food stamps
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2012


Rachael Gray
Food stamp change faces scrutiny
Garden City Telegram, 1/31/2012


John Hanna
Kansas official defends food stamp policy as fair
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2012 [Newsbank article]


Wm. Jeff Kahrs
New food-stamp policy levels the playing field
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2012


Tammy Edmiston
Letter: DD plan unwise
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Topeka Rescue Mission reveals growth plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


Mary Sanchez
Kansas avoids the real issue in food-stamp controversy
Kansas City Star, 2/2/2012


Valerie Frederick
Consider closely fate of vulnerable Kansans The editorial cartoon in last Sunday's edition of the Wichita Eagle has hit the nail squarely on the head
Chanute Tribune, 2/2/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Rescue Mission needs to grow
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


Associated Press
Brownback to push Medicaid overhaul
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2012


Alex Parker
Brownback to sign Medicaid order, fill Cabinet job
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2012


Deborah Finkle
Square peg, round hole
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Gov. orders SRS, Medicaid reorganization
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2012


E. Thomas McClanahan
Payroll tax break shows the need for real reform of Social Security
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2012


The Wichita Eagle
Fix food stamp policy
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2012 [Newsbank article]


KHI News Service
Governor proposes cuts in children's programs
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2012


John Hanna
Kan. It. gov.: Medicaid firms picked in summer
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/7/2012

Andy Marso
Committee hears emotional mental health testimony
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


Robert Moser, M.D.
Improving Medicaid
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2012 [Newsbank article]


Hays Daily News
Medicaid reform
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
SRS to look for cost savings at KNI
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012


Andy Marso
Health care bill draws 'Obamacare' anger
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012


Letters to the Editor
Manhattan Mercury, 2/16/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Leaders wary of drug testing for welfare recipients
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2012


Rhonda Holman
Restore kids' funding
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2012


Joven Sanchez
Letter: Funding decisions hurt
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2012


Mary Clarkin
KanCare method raises fear about future, TECH
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2012 [Newsbank article]


John Green
19 area facilities recognized as top care centers by magazine
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2012 [Newsbank article]


Gordon D. Fiedler Jr
Child care official say poor families at risk under Brownback budget
Salina Journal, 2/22/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
House embraces health compact bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


John Hanna
Kansas attracts 5 bidders for 3 Medicaid contracts
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2012


Karrey Britt
State receives five proposals for KanCare
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2012


Will Lawrence
Letter: Random testing bad policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


Jason Probst
Managing care -Plan to replace Medicaid can't be "one size fits all"
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


Edwin E. Etchison
Social Security idiocy
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


Managing care [editoiral]
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: HOPE offering financial hope
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2012


Andy Marso
Topeka-based company established to bid on Medicaid
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2012


Jim Dodson
Letter: Social overhaul
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2012


The Capital-Journal
Medicaid reform summit slated
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2012


Larry V. McDonald M.D.
Letter: Managing profit
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2012


Andy Marso
Gov's rep. seeks to conform Ks. law to ADA
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2012


Andy Marso
Panelists: Take Medicaid concerns to legislators, feds
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2012


Tim Carpenter
Interim SRS secretary faces Senate panel
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2012


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Mental health advocates seek funding after years of budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/6/2012


KHI News
Confirmation of SRS chief draws opposition
Lawrence Journal World, 3/6/2012


Andy Marso
Colyer addresses mental health advocates
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2012


Associated Press
Lawrence gives $100K to homeless shelter
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2012


Scott Rothschild
Mental health advocates seek funding after years of cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2012


Chad Lawhorn
City approves $100K for shelter
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2012


The Star's editorial| Stop the rush toward risky Medicaid change
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2012


Tim Carpenter
Legislators propose to delay Medicaid reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2012


James R. McKown
Letter: KanCare a win-win
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Slowing KanCare may be wise
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2012


Alyssa Partridge
Letter: Clean up KanCare
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2012


Stu Butcher
Proposed state budget amendment could -impact local disability and aging agencies
Chanute Tribune, 3/14/2012 [Newsbank article]


Laura Bauer and Brad Cooper
Changing food stamp policy becomes a political thicket in Topeka
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2012


Andy Marso
Doubts raised about KanCare bidders' ratings
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012


Andy Marso
KanCare questions continue
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2012


Laura Bennetts and Pattie Johnston
Aging, SRS plan
Lawrence Journal World, 3/18/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Area agency attempts to fill gap from United Way cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2012


Andy Marso
Senate approves KanCare advisory panel
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012


Andy Marso
KanCare 'carve out' killed on House floor
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2012


Scott Rothschild
Medicaid plan for disabled thwarted
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2012


Andy Marso
JoCo advocates having effect in KanCare debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2012


J-W Editorial
Special concerns [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Florence Crittenton adapts as budget shrinks
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2012


Jeanie Zortman
Be aware of autism
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2012 [Newsbank article]


Alan Bavley
Critics wonder about oversight of nursing homes in Kansas- Industry insiders are in key state positions in Kansas, but governor's office says they have expertise
Kansas City Star, 4/9/2012


Kansas City Star
Kansas SRS chief promotes acting deputy secretary
Kansas City Star, 4/9/2012


John Hanna
Overhaul still being fought- Kansas Medicaid- But critics are running out of time to do serious damage to gov.'s plan.
Hutchinson News, 4/9/2012 [Newsbank article]


Phyllis Gilmore
Letter: Prevent child abuse
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2012


Aly Van Dyke
County weighs in on KanCare debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2012


Andy Marso and Tim Carpenter
Counties skeptical as Gov. hails Medicaid overhaul
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/13/2012


The Lawrence Journal-World
Concerns about KanCare are justifiable- Another View
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Rezoning OK'd for Rescue Mission warehouse
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2012


John Hanna
Kan. lawmakers struggle with social services costs
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2012


Andy Marso
Kelly renews call for children's funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2012


Ignoring the needs of the most vulnerable
Kansas City Star, 4/22/2012


Tim Carpenter
Legislators seek to delay Medicaid reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2012


Tim Carpenter
Dems rip governor on disability funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2012


Jim Rice
Letter: Thoughts on KanCare
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2012


Andy Marso
SRS chief blasts bookkeeping at disability centers
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2012


Tim Carpenter
Rally: Hundreds seek Medicaid reform delay
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2012


Brad Cooper
Kansas governor relents on managed health care for the disabled
Kansas City Star, 4/25/2012


Andy Marso
State seeks Medicaid waiver from feds
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Limits on KanCare a smart move
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2012


Larry and Pat Mclain
Whoa on KanCare
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Domestic violence agency rejects SRS demands
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2012


Tri-Valley seeks help in fighting Medicaid change
Parsons Sun, 5/5/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Domestic violence ruckus reaches Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2012


Judith Hofer
Letter: Long-term worries about KanCare
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2012


Phil Anderson
Salvation Army head moving to Des Moines
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senators seek $1M for sexual, domestic violence aid
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


The Capital-Journal
Two more plead guilty in Medicaid fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012


The Capital-Journal
Physician to pay in Medicare settlement
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012


Tim Carpenter
Larned director resigns amid staff shortages
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012


Andy Marso
Disability advocate: Waiting list issues 'systemic'
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/24/2012


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