bryan thompson http://kbia.org en NBAF no longer part of 2013 Budget http://kbia.org/post/nbaf-no-longer-part-2013-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.7em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(51,51,51); font-size: 1.2em">The White House budget for 2013 provides no construction funding for a planned livestock disease lab in Kansas and calls for a &ldquo;comprehensive assessment of the project in 2012&rdquo; to consider &ldquo;the cost, safety, and any alternatives to the current plan.&rdquo;</span></p><p style="line-height: 1.7em; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; margin-bottom: 1.1em; color: rgb(51,51,51); font-size: 1.2em"> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:13:16 +0000 9307 at http://kbia.org NBAF no longer part of 2013 Budget Political Points vs. Sound Policy? http://kbia.org/post/political-points-vs-sound-policy <p>Republican lawmakers in red states are in a pickle. The Affordable Care Act requires each state to set up a health care exchange designed to bring down insurance costs for consumers. Republicans want no part of anything related to Obama&#39;s health care reform law, which they see as a federal intrusion on states rights. But if state lawmakers don&#39;t set up an exchange, the federal government will. In September, Republican senators in Missouri <a href="http://kbia.org/post/health-care-exchanges-spark-clash">prevented</a> the state from accepting $21 million of federal money to lay the groundwork for an exchange. Next door, the Sunflower State is in a similar quandary, reports Bryan Thompson of Kansas Public Radio.</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:12:21 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2975 at http://kbia.org Political Points vs. Sound Policy? In Kansas, Politics Over 'Obamacare' Strains Policy http://kbia.org/post/kansas-politics-over-obamacare-strains-policy A few months ago, Kansas seemed ahead of the game in preparing for an important requirement of the federal health law. The state had started to plan for exchanges — online marketplaces to help individuals and small businesses compare and buy health insurance.<p>But politics is intervening.<p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback never liked the Affordable Care Act, saying "Obamacare [is] an abomination." As a U.S. senator, he voted against it. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:34:00 +0000 editor 2915 at http://kbia.org In Kansas, Politics Over 'Obamacare' Strains Policy