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"kansas legislature" Discussed on Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

06:32 min | 4 months ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on Opening Arguments

"Resulting from rape or incest or circumstances of necessity to save the life of the mother. That, again, was called the value them both amendment. And the first thing I want you to know, and this is why I'm spending a little bit more time on it than just, hey, we won in Kansas. Right. Because I want to show you the duplicitous nature of what the Kansas legislature did. So the first part, the constitution of the state of Kansas does not require government funding of abortion. Nothing in the hoad's decision that I just read to you could possibly even imply that. It's like when those idiots want to pass like the First Amendment act in Congress to just say what the First Amendment already says. Correct. Absolutely correct. And then the second half of that, the May pass laws regarding abortion that account for circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. Well, guess what? If you can't restrict the right to an abortion, then you can't restrict the right to an abortion arising from rape or incest, right? Like they have to put the exceptions in here because they know. If you're sitting thinking like, hey, this is Kansas. Why didn't they just say section 22 fetuses or human beings and all abortion is prohibited for all time arising from conception? And the answer to that is what we saw at the ballot box because this didn't just have to pass the overwhelmingly conservative Kansas legislature by a two thirds vote, which it did. This had to pass the people and it only needed 50.1%. It only needed a one person a one vote majority to become a constant. I was incredibly nervous about this. So was I? I agree. And it's really hard to pull on stuff like this. So there was not a lot of data. Well, and as you said, I don't know how much more the trickery you're going to go into, but like everything we talk about, you know, it's not a ballot measure, but things that are going up for the public to vote on, it's hard to get those to be understood by everybody perfectly. It's very difficult. It let alone when you're trying when someone's actively trying to have you not understand it. So it's like a weird vote and they did it during the primary to try to make sure there'd be more Republican turnout. It's just because the democratic primary and Kansas is not a particularly useful thing. So yeah, no, everything, all of the stars were designed to get this past. And it failed 59 to 41. It failed by 18 points in one of the 5 reddest states in the UK. And so if you care at all about changing the direction of our country and you're not organizing around roe, you're doing it wrong. I mean, this was the equivalent of an 18 point victory for Democrats in Kansas. That is astonishing. I don't know about that, but yeah. I mean, it's sort of like when in Florida when the minimum wage thing passed, but desantis won or whatever. You know, it's like, I think things pull differently when they're detached. It's gonna be, I think, a theme of perhaps upcoming shows. Everything is negative part in partisanship now. And detaching issues from parties does, I think, clean it up a little bit. And does make it so people actually vote on issues rather than just the team that they hate. I certainly agree with that. But your point is taken that, you know, this is a winning issue, so Democrats run on this issue. And again, remember, because this ballot initiative fails, what is left? You said initiative. I said it right, you said it. You are right. I'm not even gonna edit that out. Don't look like I want to keep that in to show it's hard to absorb the news coverage at not falling into it. So yeah, the fact that this constitutional amendment failed leaves Kansas with among one of the most protective abortion rights regimes in the country. Yeah. So that's really cool. Good on Kansas, and that's why when I say, yeah, it is the equivalent of, I mean, it is the equivalent of electing AOC's position on abortion statewide in Kansas. By 20 points. You gotta feel good about that. Is all this just because Kansas happened to have some kind of cool people in the court, right? That interpreted, they had legitimate jurists on their state Supreme Court. Again, this is not a liberal state Supreme Court by any means. But it is not stacked with the hardcore activists that were funneled onto the court by Trump. And by doing lesser extent, George W. Bush. So they determined that they were no longer going to be bound by the Supreme Court's interpretation of what the Fourteenth Amendment and equal protection of the law meant. And they were going to say, yeah, no, we're free to interpret that phrase as it appears in our article one of our state constitution separately and we interpret it much more expansively. We're not telling the Supreme Court the wrong for you. You do whatever you want, but that's not binding. And that is, of course, what that means. And that is available for every single state and until the independent state legislature doctor. We're not going to go there. There's a happy day. We're going to stay on a happy day. Tremendous news. Item number two, pat cipollone. Subpoenaed. Okay, so what does this tell us? Well, first clarify exactly what this entails because I know that it's hard to keep all these things straight. It really is. That's an excellent point. So going to link to The New York Times article that broke yesterday that announced this that really is not getting enough attention as a bombshell announcement. So former White House counsel pat cipollone, Patsy Bologna. Has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury. So what we know is a grand jury has issued him a subpoena. Put up in that. And that is in connection with January 6th. So is that that's the extent of the public information we get correct. Okay. Or wait, why do we even know he's subpoenaed? I'm sorry. Is that something that he would have had to tell somebody or somebody? You can tell people, right? Grand jury testimony is private, but if you get a subpoena, you can say, hey, I just got subpoenaed. I guess when I'm clarifying is,

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

Mike Gallagher Podcast

07:56 min | 4 months ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher show. Open border no limits whatsoever immigration. Energy prices through the roof, inflation through the roof, George Soros, the architect of America's demise, wrote in an op-ed, some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spice and crime on the reform minded prosecutors. Now we just have inflation, a Cold War, a hot war, raging crime wave, North Korea's even back. So thank God no tweets. No, from the relief factor dot com studios. Here's Mike Gallagher. Now it's a mixed bag. We got good news. We got bad news today. Good news. Big victory for Trump endorsed candidates and state primaries yesterday. Notably, I mean, there were a few big ones. Here's the weird part, and this is not necessarily bad news yet. In the Republican primary for governor of Arizona, Carrie Lake has a tiny lead over Karen Taylor robeson, 79% of the vote counted at last count and as a friend of mine wondered, how could they still not know the outcome of that election? How long could it take to count the votes in Arizona? We ever going to get this right. Are we ever going to count votes in a reasonable amount of time? There certainly should be an outcome by now. Tudor Dixon won in the Michigan Republican nomination for governor. Prompting a showdown with Gretchen Whitmer, that's going to be fun to watch. So, you know, axios acknowledges the power of the Trump endorsement continues suggesting that Donald Trump still has a lot of sway and influence with the voters. Now, let me talk about a little bit of the bad news. Kansas voters pretty well overwhelmingly voted to protect the right to get an abortion in Kansas. The voters rejected a measure that would have allowed tighter, abortion restrictions in conservative, red state, Kansas, and I can't really emphasize this enough, it is a conservative state. Now, that doesn't mean the conservatives voted this amendment down, which was largely supported and funded by the Catholic Church in Kansas because the Catholic Church is a torch bearer in the sanctity of life battle that we have in this country. But it means that a lot of angry voters and a lot of maybe women independents decided to show up yesterday and tell the Kansas legislature, you're not going to get this amendment passed. We're going to protect the right of a woman to get an abortion up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. Now, you know, it's such a weird thing to have this crossroads of politics and the preservation of life the saving literally the saving of lives. My friend Mark Davis made a great comparison this morning in Dallas. He said, the left likes to marginalize human life when it comes to the abortion debate, just like they did, just like Democrats did and, well, everybody did with slavery, but mostly Democrats. I mean, it has a lot of history points out, Jim Crow, slavery, the Democrat party construct. Republican president freed the slaves. But America dehumanized slaves. They were less than human. That's what they do with abortion. These babies are less than human. They don't really have the full rights of the baby's mother. And I, you know, I'm really surprised by this. I didn't realize that this was even going to be a close call in Kansas. It's been called a shocker, and here's the tough part about it. When you are sort of pitting political fortune against the preservation of human life, against the saving the rescuing of thousands, if not millions of unborn babies. I am so grateful to God every day that more lives are being saved. I was listening driving in. To a wonderful organization in here in the Tampa Bay Area. I think it's called circle of hope. There all about presenting women with an alternative to abortion, they're all about taking the baby after the baby is born if the woman is going through a tough chapter in her life, they care for the baby until the mother is back on her feet and able to care for the baby and then they lovingly return the baby. To the mom, to the mother. And if the mother doesn't want the baby, which is sadly a reality, they are going to proceed with adoption. Methods at a very affordable rate. You know, for a lot of people, adoption is a nonstarter because they can't afford it. So that's all good. We've got some good things happening. That are coming down the pike. I just and again, I'm not putting politics ahead of these of this lifesaving decision by the Supreme Court. But politically, this really could give Democrats a lot of momentum. One 806 5 5 mic. I mean, and do you struggle with this like I do? Are you fighting through this too? We're on the one hand, you're grateful for the Supreme Court's decision on the other. You worry about what it's going to do in the midterm election. Because the midterms are coming, just a couple months away. And this Kansas vote and again, it wasn't even close. It was really, really a wide margin. I just wonder if that won't be the win that the Democrats need. I hate to be a downer right now and I hate to be negative and you know me. I try to be the perennial optimist, but let's face facts here. This is a stark reality that we've got to look at. One 806 5 5 Mike welcome aboard it's Wednesday. August the third, 2022, we're in the relief factor dot com studios love to get your take on all of this..

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:37 min | 4 months ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

"Now, let me talk about a little bit of the bad news. Kansas voters pretty well overwhelmingly voted to protect the right to get an abortion in Kansas. The voters rejected a measure that would have allowed tighter, abortion restrictions in conservative, red state, Kansas, and I can't really emphasize this enough, it is a conservative state. Now, that doesn't mean the conservatives voted this amendment down, which was largely supported and funded by the Catholic Church in Kansas because the Catholic Church is a torch bearer in the sanctity of life battle that we have in this country. But it means that a lot of angry voters and a lot of maybe women independents decided to show up yesterday and tell the Kansas legislature, you're not going to get this amendment passed. We're going to protect the right of a woman to get an abortion up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. Now, you know, it's such a weird thing to have this crossroads of politics and the preservation of life the saving literally the saving of lives.

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Kansas Voters Reject Anti-Abortion Measure

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:37 min | 4 months ago

Kansas Voters Reject Anti-Abortion Measure

"Now, let me talk about a little bit of the bad news. Kansas voters pretty well overwhelmingly voted to protect the right to get an abortion in Kansas. The voters rejected a measure that would have allowed tighter, abortion restrictions in conservative, red state, Kansas, and I can't really emphasize this enough, it is a conservative state. Now, that doesn't mean the conservatives voted this amendment down, which was largely supported and funded by the Catholic Church in Kansas because the Catholic Church is a torch bearer in the sanctity of life battle that we have in this country. But it means that a lot of angry voters and a lot of maybe women independents decided to show up yesterday and tell the Kansas legislature, you're not going to get this amendment passed. We're going to protect the right of a woman to get an abortion up to 22 weeks of pregnancy. Now, you know, it's such a weird thing to have this crossroads of politics and the preservation of life the saving literally the saving of lives.

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:41 min | 4 months ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on WCPT 820

"To you by AP news, I'm Ben Thomas good morning. House speaker Nancy Pelosi has now left Taiwan, but in a meeting with its president, she said China's threats could not derail her visit. They will not stand in the way of people coming to Taiwan. As a show of friendship of support, but also a source of learning. AP correspondent Ken Mark sugu in Beijing reports China has announced multiple military exercises in reaction to policies trip. The most alarming one tip people in Taiwan is starting Thursday. There will be drills for a few days in areas offshore around Taiwan almost encircling the island while there's no congestion they would actually attack Taiwan and obviously is concerning to the government and people on the ground there. Correspondent Mike Gracia now on yesterday's primary election results. In the first test, of U.S. voter sediment on abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade in June, voters in Kansas protected the right to an abortion in the sunflower state. Voters rejected a measure that would have allowed the Republican controlled Kansas legislature to tighten abortion restrictions or ban it outright. In Michigan. Thank you, thank you. Thank you. Donald Trump endorsed conservative commentator Tudor Dixon won the Republican primary for Michigan governor. That sets up a November general election showdown with democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer. In Missouri, trudy bush Valentine beat ten candidates in the democratic U.S. Senate primary, but she'll be the underdog against Republican attorney general Eric Schmidt in November in the race for retiring Roy blunt's U.S. Senate seat. I'm Mike Gracia. Temperatures are soaring in eastern Kentucky today as people deal with the wreckage from massive flooding. Thousands in the region remain without electricity. It's like death toll remains at 37. The OPEC oil cartel in its allies have decided to boost production in September, but by a much slower pace than in previous months. Stocks are higher so far this morning on Wall Street. This is AP news. Residents of one Alabama county are hoping to finally see action on some massive sewage problems. Tim McGuire has the story. Charlie may holcomb has lived on pine street and haney del Alabama for 35 years. She had missed to being more than frustrated by the promises not kept when it comes to the failed septic systems and open sewage that flood her yard and yards of so many neighbors in a small town in lowndes county, one of the poorest counties in the nation. So cognitively do it. The EPA and agriculture department have launched a pilot program to help lounge and ten other communities across the country assess sewage problems plan improvements and make

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Kansas voters uphold state abortion rights, CBS News projects

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 4 months ago

Kansas voters uphold state abortion rights, CBS News projects

"I'm Mike Gracia reporting Kansas voters protect abortion rights and block a path to an outright ban In the first test of U.S. voter sediment on abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade in June voters in Kansas protected the right to an abortion in the sunflower state Borders rejected a measure that would have allowed the Republican controlled Kansas legislature to tighten abortion restrictions or ban it outright In Michigan Thank you thank you Thank you Donald Trump endorsed conservative commentator Tudor Dixon won the Republican primary for Michigan governor That sets up a November general election showdown with democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer In Missouri trudy bush Valentine beat ten candidates in the democratic U.S. Senate primary but she'll be the underdog against Republican attorney general Eric Schmidt in November in

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:15 min | 4 months ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Has announced that Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al zawahiri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul. During an evening address Biden is hailing the operation as delivering justice while expressing hope that it brings one more measure of closure to families of the victims of the 9 11 attacks. Those around the world are continuing to seek to harm the United States. Hear me now. We will always remain vigilant. And we will act and we will always do what is necessary to ensure the safety and security of Americans at home and around the globe. Biden went on to say, no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the U.S. will find you and take you out. House speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to land in Taiwan this evening in defiance of Chinese threats. The trip that would make Pelosi the highest ranking American politician to visit the island in 25 years. It is primary election day today in 5 states and Kansas abortion is on the ballot with voters deciding whether residents should continue to have the right to an abortion under the state constitution. Pro choice canvasser Jackie Klopp. Whatever your views are on whether you believe restrictions or no restrictions or whatever. It's just women should be able to make that choice for themselves. And I'm very concerned that our Kansas legislature will take away most of the rights or all of them to be able to have any abortion. However, this man supports amending the constitution taking away the right to an abortion. This isn't about abortion, it is about do we want decisions made by a board of liberal judges with no input from the citizens of the state of Kansas versus do we want? Do we want to say do we want to be able to vote? Michigan, Arizona, Missouri and Washington state also hold primaries. The first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since Russia invaded its neighbor more than 5 months ago has run into bad weather in the Black Sea and is set to arrive later than scheduled in Istanbul. Turkish officials say the cargo ship which set sail from the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Monday is now expected to reach its early Wednesday. Live in the Bloomberg interactive broker studios. This is global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake. Powered by more than 2700 journalists and

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

04:40 min | 8 months ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

"All right, folks. Good to have you back with us. Kansas governor Laura Kelly. Vetoed a bill that would have protected biological girls in athletics. And the whole point of the legislation was to ensure that they're not forced to play alongside a boy who thinks he's a girl. And the governor says, yeah, we're not going to do that. We're going to let boys who identify as girls, beat the living daylights out of these girls on the athletic field. Alliance defending freedom are good friends. And they're standing up for biological women all over America. They say by vetoing this bill, governor Kelly has chosen for the second time to reject fairness in sports for thousands of women and girls in Kansas. When biological differences are ignored, women and girls bear the brunt of the harm. The incidents of males dominating girls athletic competitions when competing as females is increasing nationwide. As they seize championships and shatter long-standing female track records. But at least the Kansas legislature, I mean, at least they took a stand for female athletes. You know, I'm curious, there are a lot of moms and dads listening to this program and you've got girls you've got daughters who are playing sports. And would you would you allow them to play on a team or play against a team that had boys who identified as girls? Last week, we told you the story about Guam high school so they've got a boy who identifies as a girl of the female rugby team and they were playing another team and that guy went out there and just obliterated the girls. According to the local reports, at least three of the girls had to be taken off the field, they suffered injuries at the hands of this of this man. And that's what they are. I mean, we've got to start you may say, okay, well, Todd, that's just your transphobic. You've got to start calling these, calling these people by the gender they identify with. No, no, no, no, no, no. That's not how it works, folks. That's not how it works. God made mail and female. That's it. But I'm telling you, we're only going to be in for more stories like Guam high school. Where you will have young ladies that are competing in other sports and there are contact sports out there and you're going to have more biological girls getting hurt. And it's going to get to a point where moms and dads are going to lay down the law and say, we're not going to let you Susie or Sally or whatever. We're not going to let you go out of that field. And compete with the boys, we're just not going to do that. Got to pay attention here, folks. It is going to get very ugly in the coming in the coming days. And I really don't know why the L or the L or the G component, I don't know why they won't stand up and speak out. You've got the log cabin Republicans, and even they are standing up for people like governor Ron DeSantis. And the legislation that he's putting forward to stop a lot of this sex indoctrination in the classrooms. But the position of this radio program is we don't think they need to be teaching kindergarteners anything about sex straight or gay. That's how that's how we roll here on this program. All right, coming up in just a little while, it is tax day. Jeez, hold on. I already had to send my check in for the government. Tax day are good friend art alley from Timothy plan is going to be here and he'll give us some good advice on how to ramp up our taxes, also dean Cain is going to be going to drop by good friend of this program and he's got a new movie coming out and we're going to talk to him about that as well. And we're also going to be taking your calls throughout the day, 8 four four 747 88 68. That's 8 four four 747 88 68. Again, our website and if you haven't already done so, you need to get yourself signed up for our daily newsletter as well as our podcast, both free of charge and available at Todd starnes dot com. All.

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Bill Curtis and I'm Peter sagal just when we finally thought we could start relaxing something comes along to freak us out again Who knew we could keep our teeth clenched for two years straight We'll ask about the latest fuel for our burning anxiety plus Broadway diva arja McDonald Greece's us with her presence And Bill Curtis proves an anchorman first duty is to report the news No matter what I've farted Just thought I should let you know We'll ask who really wanted us to be well informed after you become informed by this hour's news Live from NPR news on Barbara Klein former senator and longtime Republican political figure Bob Dole died this morning At the age of 98 early this year Dole announced he was undergoing treatment for advanced lung cancer As NPR's Brian naylor reports the decorated war veteran had a long career as an influential legislator Dole was born in Russell Kansas in 1923 and began his long career in public service as an army infantryman in World War II where he was grievously wounded and lost use of his right arm He was first elected to the Kansas legislature in 1950 the U.S. House in 1960 and the Senate 8 years later He would become at the time the longest serving Republican leader in the Senate retiring in 1996 to run for president an election he lost to Bill Clinton He had a dower sometimes biting with after his political career ended He appeared in commercials for Pepsi and Viagra In his later years he was often seen greeting fellow veterans at the World War II memorial Brian naylor and PR news Washington At least 13 states now confirmed cases of the oma cron coronavirus variant researchers are still trying to determine whether it spreads quickly how it responds to current COVID vaccines and as infectious disease expert doctor Anthony Fauci tells CNN how virulent omicron might be Thus far it does not look like there's a great degree of severity to it but we really got to be careful before we make any determinations that it is less severe or really doesn't cause any severe illness comparable to Delta The delta variant continues to fuel an increase in new daily infections across the U.S. the CDC confirms an additional 149,000 new cases in the latest 24 hour report In France health officials say coronavirus infections are rising exponentially As NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris France is reporting some 50,000 infections a day Hospital emergency services are under increasing pressure as critical care numbers have risen 26% in a week more than 2000 patients are now in critical care crossing a symbolic threshold Macro is holding an emergency meeting Monday to look at options French health officials want to speed up booster shots and begin vaccinating children under 12 France unlike its neighbor Germany is not considering making the vaccine mandatory so far Nearly 89% of the French over the age of 12 are vaccinated Eleanor Beardsley and peer news Paris Zambia's confirming three cases of the yome Macron coronavirus variant It's the fourth country in Southern Africa to report it though overall number of new cases in Zambia is low This is NPR This is WNYC Good afternoon on my own Levinson New York City has a new program underway to crack down on reckless drivers.

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"If you're still working from home, like me, most of the time, you might have thought about where else you might be able to do that. I mean, if you can work from anywhere, then couldn't you also live anywhere? Some towns around the country are trying to capitalize on that newfound freedom by offering cash to people who relocate and bring their jobs with them. Minnesota public radio's Dan Crocker has that story. Last year, like many Americans, Matt farron brook found himself suddenly doing his job from home. He lived in Topeka Kansas, where he worked for the state government. But he and his wife had often thought about moving back to the upper Midwest, where he went to college. And it was just a question of how were we going to end up back up here? Because we both had professional degrees, we're talking about areas that have much smaller economies. Earlier this year, they saw a good job for her as an urban planner with the city of bemidji. Population 15,000 in far northern Minnesota, and then he read about a program that offers 2500 bucks to telecommuters who move there. So he pitched the idea to his boss. He could telecommute for his job, working as an auditor for the Kansas legislature from bemidji, Minnesota. And they're like, all right, let's try this. We want to keep you, we want to retain our talent. Let's try this out as a pilot program. So the fair and Brooks moved in July, and after a three month tryout, his job is now permanent. They are one of more than two dozen families who have qualified so far for the program. It's one of several around the country from northern Arkansas to West Virginia, where communities are paying people to move there. Many of them are rural areas that tout their slower pace of life, easy access to the outdoors and often cheaper housing. Ben Winchester researches rural migration at the university of Minnesota. He says with fewer people tethered to big city offices, more people are moving in search of what he calls a life work balance. And I say it that way because I think we have shifted away from a work life balance to a life work balance. That's a big part of bemidji's pitch to newcomers. It's always been a place for people to vacation at a resort or a cabin on a Lake in the north Woods. Dave hengel executive director of greater bemidji says the area also offers an all fiber high-speed broadband network, something that even some big cities don't have. The opportunity is there now for them to stay here if they choose to change your lifestyle. And I think we are in a unique time right now for that message to resonate. For towns like the Meiji new residents contribute to the tax base, but they also add talent to the local workforce, kids to the schools and volunteers to the broader community. As rural communities roll out their welcome mats, though, a key challenge they face is to be welcoming to newcomers in places where locals are sometimes resistant to change. Sarah Sanchez moved from Phoenix to bemidji in the middle of winter and in the middle of the pandemic. It was very difficult because everything's closed. How do you get connected with community when everyone's social distancing? Sanchez is working remotely as a grant manager for a Phoenix nonprofit. Her husband is now a youth director at a local church here. She left a lot of relatives back in Arizona, but the bemidji program connected them with a local family with similar interests. In Sanchez says they hit it off. And for me, that was really like the part where I felt like, man, like there are people out here that I really connect with and that I have a lot in common with and, you know, I can really see myself establishing some more roots here in building relationships. Attracting and retaining newcomers like Sanchez is especially important for rural communities that have an aging population and.

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Podcast

For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Podcast

08:03 min | 1 year ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Podcast

"There all the all the points of contact in kind of come together and it just made sense that it was time and so actually. The school district contacted me. We had had kind of an exchange going back and forth emails about a hypothetical if a if a teacher was to transition and then when i finally said hey i'm the i'm the hypothetical teacher and i'm really wrestling us then. One of the one of the members of the school board or the the superintendent. The area are equal equal employment. Opportunities officer contacted me and said how can we make this happen. Well wow so when. They reached out to me as beginning of summer two thousand fourteen. I kind of first of all. I had to do something i needed. You also realize there are a lot of things need to be cleaned up before. I made that that finally i had to talk to my son. My son's didn't no pry. Well gosh a my now ex wife. She was visiting with my parents and she told them what was going on. And i got this wonderful heartfelt later letter from my mom you know that started off with. This is the hardest thing that i've ever had to write. But i just want to let you know that we love you your dad and i love you no matter what as so all those doors opened at one time and it was. It was time so made the choice to go through that door. That must have been overwhelming to manage kind of in such rapid succession. I'm so pleased to hear about your parents reaction to you which is so not always the case. And i'm. I'm so glad to know that you were loved wealth. And that your your colleagues your workplace even work. That's a wonderful report on your story was so it's just crazy because as if that just wasn't enough kill manage and move through and end shoulder and worked through in your relationships. You just thought well you know what now seems like a good time run for office. I'm bored. I need some place for this emotional energy that i just freed up to go and so you made huge waves in the political sphere when you became the first openly trans member of the kansas legislature. It's just profound. I would love to hear you talk about that decision. First of all having been a career educator. What moved you into politics complete departure. And then i would love to hear you your campaign. And i'm curious it's you. I'm sure that you did had to address misconceptions or ignorance or even hate from your potential constituents. Kansas notoriously up a conservative state. How did you find that process because you were still kind of fresh and new generally speaking in your authenticity but that was still kind of in its in its early stages. And so you must be made of sturdy. Stock is all. I must be i suppose for some people. There's like a defining moment where they go. This is it this is. This is where i made that decision. This is the you know. The catalyst of the impetus why kind of schools up overtime hartley you know being a public school. Educator met especially here in kansas washing education budgets. Get frozen repeatedly sometimes from bad decisions that Often well horrible decision during the brownback administration. Here were they cut taxes so badly. The state was on the edge of bankruptcy and education courses. One of those big monetary things for state and so it receives oracle cuts and those cuts meant. That textbooks weren't getting replaced that the cleanliness of buildings was changing. Because of the amount of time we could spend custodial staff and teachers salaries being frozen number of years without even cost of living increase in my my pay but also being this high school band and orchestra director. There's not a lot of time outside of class to go and say something to people in power who makes those as frustrating. Feeling that you're at the mercy of somebody else is so that kind of played in the back of my mind. After i began living authentically probably maybe a year later. I've found myself on the steps of the kansas state capital. Speaking at a rally where we were talking about bathroom belts and the impact that it would have on the trans community and so this advocacy that it had before which really was was geared towards the arts and music particular you know from the stage talking with parents about supporting yards and keeping all the the importance i shifted. That over two advocating for people like me and and just the ridiculous nature of being told. You can't go to the bathroom somewhere. Because you know they're elements of your body that don't match your gender identity. I started speaking on those things. You know before that time. And as life's kind of progress long. My principal called me up one day in january of two thousand eighteen and just said hey. We'll let you know that. I've nominated you for some national award and i. What national award he goes. Have you ever heard this group called glisten jealous of course that time. I've been working with for a couple of years in kansas. And i said yes shirt he is well. Here's the award that i've nominated you for. Here's what i told you so. If you hear anything about this let me now and that was it and then a couple a couple months later glistened contacted me and said we'd like for you to write something we we need to look at a page from you. Because you've been nominated and we're asking all hundred fifty some odd candidates that have been nominated. They would write something for us then. We'll do an interview process. And next thing i knew i in two thousand. Eighteen have been selected national educator of the year which put me out on a bigger platform. And there's a responsibility when at least for me. It transitioning on the job did not mean that i went quietly that needed. It was invisible. It was it was very public thing. And as you can imagine being from the wichita area which done we're tasteful about a third of the community of wichita to that high school some point in time and they're still very well connected if they're here in town they pay attention and so it was not this this anonymous activity that i did. It was on a very public platform. And i felt like i could remain quiet. Had to speak had to say some banks and so you know we went through all of these things and then in two thousand nineteen. When i retired it was an opportunity for me to do some personal stuff. I had promised that i would spend six months. Not just saying no to everything you know. Get my feet underneath me for retirement. I taught for thirty. Two years is designed six months. That's fair is also so we were kind of approach it that way in the process of doing that i became the communications director. Which typewriter so we were having our pride festival. Two thousand nineteen in wichita. We do september because it's kansas june's usually kinda miserable as far as whether it is there for september's l- was it one of my jobs besides being the spokesperson which start pride then aba convertible i was driving are then lieutenant governor lynn rogers and his wife chris enterprise trade. I had known in. Chris forever as all three of their kids. Were part of my program. Sure now so before he was lieutenant. Governor boy is senator rogers before he was school board. President rogers. I knew him so that was released while while. We're sitting here for this parade. My parents were here helping out my mom's walking through the crowds staging for the parade having a bottle of water and to say you know hi. I'm steps mom ahead of bottled water. Walk walk on. She came to where win. And chris. And i were talking before the parade started. Introduce herself has said bob. What exactly are you doing. And she told me. As said he realized that there's like one hundred fifty people here who know me. There's a thousand people around here so.

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Podcast

For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Podcast

06:14 min | 1 year ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Podcast

"Everybody welcome to the for the love. Podcast with me to make her you guys. The transitions series has brought us so many amazing guests and stories I'm just buzzing in today. Whoa certainly not this week. We will take a deep dive into what it's like to go. Through immense personal info physical change in how that internal and external change can radiate into our communities and change the world for the better because we will learn how to calm more accepted more inclusive and progressive with kansas state. Representative stephanie buyers. Hey everybody dj make maker here. Welcome to the for the love. Podcast at big win today. Guys we're in a series right now called for the love of transitions. We just kind of felt like as a team collectively. We are all working through transitions right now. A lot of transition inside of our work our relationships. This is just a ubiquitous space that we are all in whether we are transitioning through something that we chose or didn't use either way. A bunch of us are in this kind of inbetween. Were from this to this. We're moving from here to here and some of those transitions are chosen. We make a decision. That i am not going to live in this place anymore but here in whatever way we choose but it could be there. Are those of you listening. For whom accepting truthfully like every part of who are so that you can live. Authentically is a part of your transition embracing the way you were formed the way you are wired the way that you flourish who you are deeply in your soul so in order to walk on this earth as you were really meant to do that is harder than it sounds because we have been handed narratives across many spectrum between gender and sexuality and work environments glass ceilings and expectations and religious constraints and geographical norms. I mean pick and we've been handed away to be depending on what body you were born in where you were born all of it and so it is actually way harder than it sounds to live a hundred percent truthfully in our own lives in this world and so i know this. I've done this work. I you know if you've been around me at all. I have absolutely chosen authenticity. Whatever the cost may be and and don't throw me a parade. I lived for years not choosing that. Because i was afraid to lose all that i knew i was going to lose in order to a breaks my actual convictions my beliefs my values who i like actually really up not so my subculture wanted me to be expected to me to be so i know about this i know about the cost i know about the fear but i'll tell you what i also know i know about the freedom now the freedom is worth it all the freedom of authenticity the freedom of being one version of yourself all the time ruin where you're not having to pick different versions of yourself depending on who you're talking to you cannot put a price on it. You cannot in my estimation similar waiting list our guest today. We're lucky man. She knows what it's like to choose authenticity. Whatever the cost so that she lives her most meaningful life of possibility. I am offered today to welcome. Stephanie buyers to the show kansas state representative and the first openly trans person to be a part of the kansas legislature. Very big deal. You've obviously seen her in the news. Her journey inspired an untold amount of people and it all started for her for doing who she actually was definitely was elected in november of twenty twenty case. She's kind of fresh. She is the recipient of the glisten kansas state educator of the year and the glisten national educator of the year. She was a career educator and music. She'll talk about that and so she retired after twenty nine years of teaching for the wichita public schools where she was the award winning director of bands and orchestras. Which on north high school. She's an oklahoma by birth. A member of the chickasaw nation and she's lived in wichita for three decades so that is her adult home and she has worked tirelessly to create an operate community groups that are based in inclusivity and dignity and rights and understanding of diverse communities. I mean she's really impressive. So buckle up. She talks in this interview about everything her personal transition which interestingly she says really wasn't her transition and all that was just simply her finally telling the truth. It's everybody else that has to transition around her. What she's learned what she's leading toward its powerful conversation. She's a powerful person. And i'm really proud of her and i'm proud to know where and i'm proud to meet her. And these are the pioneers in our world that will just be talking about for really longtime the first right. The ones who went i first of their kind. I in their office. First in their state in. Stephanie is one of those so we're very lucky to have her today. You're gonna love this conversation. Whatever your experience with the trans community. I'm glad you're here today. You will learn something today. You will just listen and learn today. Listen and learn. Listen to stephanie's perspective her experience she brings to the table here around numerous intersections of how to be in the world and so proud of are excited to know her can't wait to meet her and percent. You're gonna love her now. So i'm so pleased to share my conversation with the wise and smart.

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"You can bet there was reaction from 45 on the Facebook decision. Here's what he said yesterday. What Facebook, Twitter and Google have done is a total disgrace in embarrassment. To our country free speech has been taken away for the president, United States because the radical left lunatics are afraid of the truth. But the truth will come out anyway. Bigger and stronger than ever before. The people of our country will not stand for these corrupt social media companies must pay a political price and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our electoral process. The former president also teased a run in 2024 on the Candace owns show the other day, he said that he couldn't really make an official announcement. As of yet. For campaign finance reasons, So that's why you can't officially get in has something to do with campaign financing. But as we get closer, I'm sure as I've said repeatedly. If the House flips in 2022. I think that's key. I think Donald Trump will run, especially if they get both the Senate and the House, which is entirely doable, because the Democrats always overreaching there over reaching again with the radical spending in the radical agenda. Of course it was. Cheney feud continues with the president and he said warmonger Liz Cheney, virtually no support left of the great state of Wyoming continues to unknowingly and foolishly say there was no election fraud in 2020 presidential election fraud was, in fact, there's evidence Including no legislative approvals, as the many by the U. S Constitution shows the exact opposite. He also went out and supported endorsing a least a panic to replace Liz Cheney as the number three in the GOP leadership. The congresswoman from New York was one of the president's staunch defenders during the impeachment process. Impeachment two point Oh latest election news coming out of Arizona Democrats are really really, really worried about the Arizona audit. All of their big guns are now involved America Oppa County Board of Supervisors, the Democrats secretary secretary of state, their attorneys. They're non profits that George Soros organizations. They're all bringing out their biggest guns to try. Shut the Arizona on it down. And again, I ask the question. What are you so afraid of? Why would you try to hide any forensic audit? If it comes back clean and Joe Biden won fair and square. So be it well, except those results, however, if it comes back differently, Then we need to make some changes. The sword's length. Arizona State Katie Hobbs sent a letter to the Maricopa Audit team in another attempt to shut down the audit. And again, they're just desperate. They're acting like they're desperate. The Kansas Legislature is rolling around election integrity reforms. The overall right overridden the Devil Democratic governors veto there. Because they become the latest state to want to make sure that the election is run on the up and up. And so we're seeing whether it's in Arizona whether it's in Georgia, Michigan. Pennsylvania, Florida All these states now realized we can't let happen in 2022 or 24. What happened last November for our country and for our Children, the best is yet to come. All right. The best is yet to come your calls and comments here on K C and company don't forget you can get the video highlight of the show each and every day. Just check it out of wcbm dot com and on our Facebook page, and all you have to do is check it out and share it with friends and social media on that,.

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"kansas legislature" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"kansas legislature" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And he could. He could look at you know what my hands and arms were doing, And that was basically that the issue The epic Health Research network looked at hundreds of hospitals and thousands of clinics across the country. It found that before the pandemic, telehealth made up less than 1% of outpatient visits. By April 2020 that jumped to 70%. Most people have gone back to seeing their doctors in person since then. But there's more buy in now from patients and physicians. That meeting remotely can be useful. Many wanted as an option even after the pandemic, and that's leading to tricky policy questions. Especially about money. Oh, yeah, totally E. In this kind of conversation is happening all around the country. Katherine Hempstead is the senior policy advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Federal and state governments tweet lots of rules last year for telehealth, many private health plans did two rules were relaxed to allow more people to get care remotely, not just in rural areas. They allowed patients to connect on familiar platforms like Skype and zoom and people could get prescriptions easier without even setting foot in a doctor's office. Another big change. Ah, lot of health plans paid the same for telehealth, as in person care. Many hospitals and doctors wanted to stay that way in Kansas. We have 122 hospitals and of those 91 are small rural facilities. Jennifer Finley is a vice president of the Kansas Hospital Association. And that's her talking to state lawmakers at a hearing recently, unless regulators act, she says that hospitals, especially those small ones, will lose the wrestling match with insurers over telehealth rates. They have to take what the insurance company gives them. And just accept it if they want to participate with that pair, the Kansas Legislature could make many insurers stick with Ian Person rates for remote care insurers like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. It plans to stop paying in person rates for Telehealth at the end of June. Sonny Mikola vice president says Blue Cross of Kansas paid the higher in person rates this past year. Because covert stopped people from seeing doctors in person. Blue Cross didn't want patients to forego care or clinics to go belly up without revenue from visits, So that's our concern. We want to make sure that they don't go away that they're able to pay their bills. They paid their staff Mikel doesn't think Kansas should make Blue Cross continued to pay those in person rates for telehealth. If you just have a strict government mandates, setting the price at a certain point and doesn't do anything to bring more values to the care, it just increases the cost for everyone. Yet hospitals and doctors say it would help them keep offering remote care. Telehealth isn't cheaper, they argue, because they still have all the costs of brick and mortar buildings they have to spend on training hardware software. But even if a traditional medical practice can't offer telehealth cheaper, there are now big, specialized companies that do They ditch bricks and mortars scale up and contract directly with insurance companies and employers. It's a threat to local providers. Katherine Hempstead at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says state governments are in a tough spot. There's a lot of resistance from policymakers who are always concerned about health care cost containment, you know, to say. Okay, I'm gonna reimburse something that we know the costs are lower at the same rate as an in person visit. The Kaiser Family Foundation says paying the in person rate for telehealth was the norm in 10 states even before the pandemic. For now, Kansas looks like it'll stay out of.

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Kansas voters overwhelmingly pick Navajo woman for House seat

Native America Calling

03:52 min | 2 years ago

Kansas voters overwhelmingly pick Navajo woman for House seat

"This? Is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez voters in. Tuesday's Kansas primary elected a Navajo woman for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas State House of Representatives district ten Rondo of Aldo has more Christina has would twenty six years old is set to become the third native American and youngest member in the Kansas legislature as the race will be uncontested in the general election three other. Native women and Kansas all won their primaries. Tuesday has what graduated from both Haskell Indian nations university and the University of Kansas and felt her presence was needed to represent everyone in Douglas County which includes Lawrence Kansas a lot of these issues that happen at our level. The people don't really experience this particularly like me I've grown up in not the best neighborhoods I've grown up on like wick in section eight housing reduced lunch programs, even tribal clothing from nation living here, and I don't really hear that much stories of like like that this wasn't like fifty years ago. This is pretty recent And just seeing that type. I WANNA see that type of representation statehouse and And I I believe I'm qualified to do this. Believe our voices I'm voice that you know a lot of us feel like that wasn't her being heard of and I hope I can bring that to the State House. has would one unofficially with two thousand, two, hundred, thirty, nine votes compared to Brandon Holland five, hundred, five votes and AJ Stevens. Four hundred fifty, five votes. This is Rhonda Nevada for National Native News. Native American US congresswoman cherise. David's was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas Third District seat. She'll face Amanda Adkins November who in the Republican race Tuesday. The American Indian Graduate Center has received a twenty million dollar donation from writer Mackenzie Scott ex wife of Amazon's at CEO Christine Trudeau reports the American Indian Graduate Center or AIG see received an unprecedented twenty million dollar individual donation of unrestricted funds from Mackenzie Scott. Scott. said in a recent announcement tweet that the contributions following up on a commitment she made last year to give away a majority of her wealth in her lifetime she continued in opposed to be a medium that of the nonprofits elected that quote every one of them is telling complex challenges that will require sustained effort over many years while simultaneously addressing consequences of the Covid nineteen pandemic AFDC Executive Director Angelique Albert we are just a mess like. To be a recipient of this incredible generosity really honored that she's just trusting us to do the work that promotes equity and justice in our in our society. At the time she says, students were hit hard last spring enough for the organization to create a designated Student Emergency Fund that started in. March. So far the additional fund has distributed over two hundred thousand dollars to Aggie students emergency needs because of the pandemic. Cova fill impacting our communities and our students have a hard time. They still are having a hard time. So going back to school has created additional challenges because some universities are doing remote but some are not heading into the fall semester. Albert says funds will address student needs covering housing utility bill, and household item costs along with technology access. Scott's donation is the largest individual donor gift in unrestricted funds over Aig sees fifty year history the solutions journalism network who funds this reporting was also included in Scott's nonprofit donations. I'm Christine Trudeau and demand Honiara

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