Mary Pilcher-Cook

“Philosophy, ideology” at center of heated Kansas Senate redistricting battle

By   /  May 17, 2012  /  Kansas, Legislature, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1  /  6 Comments

TOPEKA — State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-Shawnee) said Wednesday the senate redistricting battle was over “big government versus limited government” ideologies.

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Kansas Senate amendment to ban leadership PACs voted not “germane”

By   /  March 5, 2012  /  News, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1  /  No Comments

TOPEKA — In February state senator Mary Pilcher-Cook (R, Shawnee) offered an amendment to Senate Bill 102 to ban existing leadership PAC s in Kansas.

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Senate amendment to ban leadership PACs voted not “germane”

By   /  March 4, 2012  /  Ethics, Kansas, Legislature  /  No Comments

In February state senator Mary Pilcher-Cook (R, Shawnee) offered an amendment to Senate Bill 102 to ban existing leadership PAC s in Kansas. 

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Kansas Inks $135 Million Contract for Medicaid Screening

By   /  August 31, 2011  /  Health Care, Kansas, News, Video  /  2 Comments

By Gene Meyer | Kansas Reporter
TOPEKA — Kansas this week signed a $135 million contract for a new state computer system designed to centralize applications for Medicaid and other joint state-federal assistance and insurance plans for those in need, state officials announced Tuesday.
The new system, formally known as the Kansas […]

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Ideology, Political Reality Split State GOP on Health Care

By   /  August 12, 2011  /  Health Care, Kansas  /  2 Comments

Disagreement over how and how far Kansas officials should push back against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is creating tension within the state GOP. It mirrors the national tension between veteran Republican Party members working within the existing political system and tea party or other grassroots activists demanding an […]

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Interview with Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner about new health care law

By   /  April 25, 2011  /  Audio, Federal Government, Health Care, Kansas  /  1 Comment

Kansas Watchdog interviewed Michael Tanner in Shawnee on Thursday about his views of the new federal health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Tanner is senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC and is the author of Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health […]

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