Gov. Kelly

July 11, 2019 - 7:50 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has dropped a policy that extended food assistance to thousands of Kansas adults because they failed to meet a work requirement. Kelly acted Thursday in response to a threat from Attorney General Derek Schmidt to file a lawsuit over the policy change. Top lawmakers in the...
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February 06, 2019 - 8:03 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's election victory suggested to some, that Kansas repudiated past GOP fiscal policies. Yet voters also encouraged top Republicans to pursue income tax relief by giving conservatives more power in the Legislature. The contradiction is driving a political clash coming to a...
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January 23, 2019 - 5:58 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she wants a review of state sentencing guidelines... The governor said in an interview with The Topeka Capital-Journal's editorial board that she wants to redirect an overcrowded prison population to receive treatment instead of a cell. Kelly says many of the people who...
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January 18, 2019 - 8:07 pm
A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's budget plan appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her proposals to boost education funding and expand Medicaid. Opposition hardened swiftly Friday, a day after the Democratic governor proposed cutting the state's annual payments to its pension system...
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January 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
Kansas lawmakers are strongly criticizing a proposal from Gov. Laura Kelly to reduce the state's annual payments to Kansas' public pension system. The plan is a key part of the budget proposals Kelly outlined Thursday for legislators. Kelly wants to increase spending on public schools, expand the...
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January 17, 2019 - 6:23 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly's pitch to expand Medicaid in Kansas to cover up to 150,000 more people has not moved Republican leaders opposed to the idea. Kelly spent nearly six minutes of her thirty-seven minute State of the State address Wednesday night attempting to make a case that expanding Medicaid will...
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January 16, 2019 - 6:31 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has named the Kansas Lottery's top attorney to serve as its interim executive director. The new governor announced Wednesday that Stephen Durrell will lead the agency. He has worked at the lottery since 2007, serving as its general counsel and an assistant Kansas attorney general...
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January 14, 2019 - 7:44 pm
Two top Republican leaders in the Kansas Legislature are brushing off Gov. Laura Kelly's negative assessment of state government under GOP control during the previous eight years. Senate President Susan Wagle and House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins said Monday that they will look for areas where...
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