Catholic Bishops Reflect on Moral Principles for Catholic Voters

The Catholic Bishops in Kansas have released their fifth and final reflection on the moral principles Catholics should keep in mind as they vote this election year. All five statements, as well as other important information for voters, are available at the Kansas Catholic Conference Election 2012 webpage. Read More >>

Tax reform bills – HB 2560 et al

The state is considering a variety of tax reform bills.  The Kansas Catholic Conference has offered testimony that points to the principles that legislators should keep closely in mind as they address this issue. Read More >>

Catholic Conference Speaks to Moral Issues at Stake in Tax Reform

The Kansas Catholic Conference offered testimony today addressing the moral principles that should be adhered to as the Legislatures considers the many tax reform proposals before it.  Governor Brownback has proposed a significant overhaul of Kansas’ income tax code, which would include the elimination of most tax credits and a lowering of income tax rates. Read More >>

Governor Brownback Unveils New Tax Plan

Governor Sam Brownback has unveiled a new tax proposal that would lower income tax rates, put the state on a path to no income tax, and would eliminate a host of popular deductions in the state tax code. Advocates for the poor expressed concern that the plan would end the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), […] Read More >>

Not on the Menu: School Choice

When the Kansas Legislature convenes in January 2012, one issue that will likely not receive serious consideration is the matter of school choice.  This, despite the fact that legislators are expected to debate Governor Brownback’s proposal for a new school finance formula — seemingly an opportune time for a conversation about the vital role Catholic […] Read More >>

SRS Announces Changes to Welare Programs

September 20, 2011 | | Posted in News/Updates

The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) has announced changes to the way it administers the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), and Child Care Assistance programs.  The changes will be phased in over the next few months. Read More >>

Legislature, SRS Debate Office Closures

August 5, 2011 | , , | Posted in News/Updates

A legislative committee is seeking further information on the closure of nine offices by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.  The Department contends that it is merely complying with the Legislature’s mandate to apply administrative cuts and that the closures are the most cost-effective way to manage reduced funding levels while maintaining access […] Read More >>