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Ken Ward

Ken Ward has written 11 posts for Prairie Politics

Huelskamp receives high Heritage marks

A recent Heritage Action scorecard has awarded Rep. Tim Huelskamp high marks for demonstrated conservatism. The freshman congressman and Tea Party advocate received the highest score of all Kansas legislators, boasting a 89% on the scorecard.  Scores are calculated for representatives based on 30 specific votes from the last congressional session. Other Kansas politicians did … Continue reading

ATT/T-Mobile block applauded by Brownback

In a brief departure from his usual anti-regulation rhetoric, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback applauded the recent decision by the U.S. Dept. of Justice to block a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. Brownback issues a statement along with Rep. Kevin Yoder that said that such a merger “could threaten telecom related jobs, potentially having a negative … Continue reading

Judge orders Planned Parenthood paid

In the latest installment of an ongoing funding saga, a federal judge ordered Wednesday that the State of Kansas provide quarterly payments to Planned Parenthood pending the completion of the case in court. A state law enacted earlier this year would restrict Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri from receiving family planning funds from either … Continue reading

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Gov. Sam Brownback gestures towards tax reform

Gov. Sam Brownback suggested Monday that he may be gearing up for a renewed push in support of state tax reform when the Kansas legislature reconvenes in January. He spoke in Topeka following an address by officials from Kansas City’s Federal Reserve Bank, telling finance leaders and members of legislature that Kansas needs to act … Continue reading

Renewed anti-Brownback sentiment surges

It seems that as this summer’s oppressive heat subsides organizations angry with Gov. Brownback’s decisions are waking from a sun-induced daze. Last spring saw a swarm of anti-Brownback sentiment over a host of different issues, most related to his handling of the state’s budget.  One of the most popular causes against the governor was in … Continue reading

Prairie Politics Site Update

As you may have noticed, posts are appearing on Prairie Politics for the first time in months. This is because control of this website has been passed on.  Sean Wardwell, who created this website and developed it to the premiere resource for District 1 news during the 2010 election, has left The Sentinel for new … Continue reading

Huelskamp hosts Vietnamese ambassador

Rep. Huelskamp took time on Wednesday to show newly appointed Ambassador of Vietnam to the United States the way things are done in Kansas. The day took His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong to various sites around Washington, Kan., including stops at a pig farm and an area bank. During a luncheon at the bank the … Continue reading

Brownback meetings focus on higher ed

In the latest in a recent rash of meetings on Kansas higher education, Gov. Sam Brownback told those attending an economic summit that higher education must be fine tuned to aid the state’s economy. Central to such changes, said Brownback, are a streamlining of community colleges and universities, moving students from two-year to four-year institutions … Continue reading

Huelskamp: loopholes “a way of doing business”

At a meeting of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association Rep. Tim Huelskamp argued against the closing of multiple loopholes currently available to energy producers.  He stated his fears that the newly-appointed congressional super committee will target current tax breaks for oil and gas producers in trimming the nation’s ailing budget.  In the end, … Continue reading