Kansas lawmakers work to sell COVID-19 deal to governor

June 03, 2020 - 8:13 pm

Lawmakers in the Kansas Legislature are working to sell a compromise with Gov. Laura Kelly for giving lawmakers some oversight of the state’s coronavirus response. 

Some Democrats on Wednesday wanted new protections for workers infected on the job, and advocates of expanding the state’s Medicaid program hadn’t given up on passing it. 
Some Republicans thought their leaders went too far in compromising with Kelly. 

The Legislature convened for a special session called by Kelly after she vetoed a sweeping coronavirus bill lawmakers approved in May moments before adjourning their annual session.

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