Gov.-elect Laura Kelly

January 05, 2019 - 10:37 am
Kansas' incoming Democratic governor is keeping her Republican predecessor's budget director, saying he's proven he can work with legislators of all political stripes. Gov.-elect Laura Kelly announced Friday that former state Rep. Larry Campbell will remain a key adviser on fiscal policy. Departing...
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December 25, 2018 - 12:04 pm
Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly will have the current superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol and the state fire marshal stay in their jobs after she takes office. Kelly has announced that Col. Mark Bruce will continue leading the patrol and Doug Jorgensen will continue serving as the state's...
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December 23, 2018 - 10:35 am
Kansas' incoming Democratic governor uses words like "decimated" to describe what's happened to state government over the past decade and will be looking to add staff, boost spending and rethink contracts that outsourced jobs to private companies. Yet the same electorate that chose Gov.-elect Laura...
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December 09, 2018 - 10:15 am
Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big political fights Gov.-...
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December 02, 2018 - 10:31 am
Kansas lawmakers will get a crash course in sports gambling this week as they consider how to capitalize on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that lifted a federal ban on it. Seven states offer legal sports betting, and Kansas is among numerous other states considering whether to jump on the...
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November 10, 2018 - 8:40 am
Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly learned Friday that she stands a better chance of fulfilling a campaign promise to boost spending on Kansas' public schools without raising taxes with a new, more optimistic fiscal forecast showing it's possible in the short-term. The state's official revenue-...
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