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​ The firing follows recent sexual misconduct allegations against Brandt  Haehn when he was at the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 13th

Former KDADS administrator Brandt Haehn has been fired by Amerigroup, one of the companies that administers KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program.

Gina Meier-Hummel, right, started her job as secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families on December 1. She was introduced by Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, left.  (File photo / Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 12th

A new secretary took over the Kansas Department for Children and Families this month. Her first priority: shoring up the overburdened foster care system.  Gina Meier-Hummel, the new administrator of the state’s social welfare agency, is now receiving daily reports about kids who’ve run away from their foster homes and how many are sleeping in offices awaiting a place to stay.  Hear more from the new KDCF secretary in this interview. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 12th

Diane DeBacker, the state's former education commissioner, will now advise the governor's office on education policy issues.

Kansas News Service Monday, December 11th

Brandt Haehn, who headed a division within the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, is accused of sexually harassing a woman who worked for a disability service provider. 

A KDADS official was briefly suspended after department officials discovered that he had been sexually harassing an employee.
Kansas News Service Monday, December 11th

Former employee Jennifer Gill says that after KDADs official Brandt Haehn sent her sexually graphic videos, her boss protected Haehn and fired her. 

Brownback says he hopes to be confirmed by the Senate before the start of the Kansas legislative session in early January.
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 7th

Brownback has allowed Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer to make major decisions for the administration, leading to an awkward situation for some lawmakers.

Greg Orman has joined the race to be Kansas governor. In 2014 he challenged Senator Pat Roberts, losing by a 10-point margin. (File Photo: KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 7th

Johnson County businessman Greg Orman has launched an independent campaign for governor ending months of speculation about his political plans.

Republican Senator Julia Lynn (left) and  Democratic Senator Tom Holland at the Statehouse Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, December 6th

STAR bonds are used to help boost economic development projects.

Kansas News Service Monday, December 4th

It's not clear exactly how much more money would be needed to satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court's order to boost funding for schools. 

Gina Meier-Hummel, right, with Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer (file photo: Stephen Koranda, KPR News)
Kansas News Service Friday, December 1st

Gina Meier-Hummel says she’ll change the tone of an agency that’s been the subject of much criticism in recent months. 


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