Lawmaker: Kelly staff blocks list of Kansas PPE suppliers

KNSS News
September 22, 2020 - 7:25 pm
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A Kansas lawmaker says Gov. Laura Kelly’s office blocked a Kansas legislative committee from obtaining a list of the state’s personal protective equipment suppliers. 

Sen. Dennis Pyle. (R-Hiawatha), released emails Tuesday during a meeting of a study committee showing that its request had been refused. The committee sought the list after testimony last month that some of the state’s personal protective equipment was defective. 

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According to the emails released by Pyle, the Adjutant General's Department cited instructions from the governor’s staff in declining to release the list. Kelly’s chief of staff said the directive was an effort to narrow the committee’s request.

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