3rd District Job Fair today at Great Mall

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder will once again hold a Third District Job Fair and Resource Expo to help Kansans looking for employment and business owners seeking employees to meet face-to-face. The Job Fair and Resource Expo will be on Wednesday, May 1st at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, and will include a special morning hour exclusive to veterans.

Last year’s job fair at the Great Mall was a tremendous success, and Yoder said he was looking to repeat that success this Spring.

“We all recognize the importance of helping our returning veterans get jobs after their courageous service for our country, so we will again focus on them for the first hour,” he said. “I encourage everyone looking for work to attend.” Continue reading

Gun permit record continues in Kansas

For the third consecutive month, a record number of Kansans applied for permits to carry concealed handguns, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday, April 4.

Schmidt said his office received 4,072 applications for concealed carry permits during March, which is a new single-month record. The previous record was set in February, when 3,573 permit applications were received.

In the first quarter of 2013, 10,812 new concealed carry applications were submitted to the Kansas Attorney General’s office. There are currently 53,272 active concealed carry licensees in Kansas.

Schmidt’s office administers the concealed carry licensing program.


Jordan to speak at Elephant Club Feb. 19

Johnson County Republican Party is honored to present the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue Nick Jordan will discuss Pro-Growth Tax Reform and answer questions during the Johnson County Republican Party’s Elephant Club Luncheon at noon Feb. 19 at the Hereford House, 5001 Town Center Drive, Leawood.

Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m. The program will end promptly at 1 p.m. Continue reading

Johnson Countian critical, skeptical of KanCare program

Submitted by Finn Bullers,
Former Johnson County Government Reporter
for the Kansas City Star and now
a consumer advocate for people with disabilities.

While state leaders work to knock out the kinks in the state’s new managed-care system for some 380,000 Kansans, first responders in Johnson County Monday, Jan. 28, had to revive a Prairie Village man choking on his own phlegm and gasping to breathe — me.

At 10 a.m., Johnson County Med-Act responders arrived at my home.

Within minutes, rescue workers performed deep suctioning to remove accumulated phlegm blocking my airway, a result of bureaucratic tangles with the state leaving me without skilled-nursing services and ongoing wound-care treatment. Continue reading

Brownback reveals mental health care plan

Press Release
From Gov. Sam Brownback‘s Office

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday, Jan. 10, an initiative to provide $10 million in  targeted funding to better provide mental health services to the state’s most at-risk and challenging populations, as well as the creation of a panel of experts to re-evaluate Kansas’ current mental health system and make recommendations for improvements.

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., Aging and Disabilities Services Sec. Shawn Sullivan and Corrections Sec. Ray Roberts joined the governor for the plan’s unveiling at Wyandot Center Community Behavioral Health Care, Wyandotte County’s community mental health center that serves the Kansas City area.

“Families with mentally ill loved ones face daily challenges the rest of us can only imagine,” Brownback said. “We chose to make our announcement at Wyandot Center because it is representative of Kansas 27 community mental health centers, which together form  our state’s critical mental health safety-net system. “ Continue reading

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