Gov. Laura Kelly

April 23, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Kansas governor aims to spur 2020 Census participationansas Gov. Laura Kelly is creating an advisory committee that aims to ensure every person in the state is counted in the 2020 Census. The governor signed an executive order Tuesday that charged the committee with sparking public engagement in...
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April 22, 2019 - 8:05 pm
Kansas' governor has vetoed a measure that would require abortion providers to tell patients about a treatment to stop a medication abortion after it's been started. Gov. Laura Kelly's action Monday sets up a confrontation with the Legislature. Supporters of the abortion "reversal" bill appear to...
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April 22, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly is moving ahead with plans to nominate a new Kansas Court of Appeals judge despite a dispute over whether she has the authority to do it. The governor said Monday that the vacancy on the state's second-highest court needs to be filled and the Legislature should clarify the law on...
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April 21, 2019 - 11:56 pm
A new Kansas law will reduce the number of required safety drills in public and private schools only a year after lawmakers mandated crisis drills to prepare for active shooters and other threats. KMUW in Wichita reports the measure recently signed by Gov. Laura Kelly mandates nine safety drills...
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April 18, 2019 - 12:25 am
A new law gives Kansas counties the option of letting voters cast ballots at any polling site within their county. But election officials say spotty internet service and aging voting equipment will mean that many counties can't immediately take advantage of the new flexibility. Democratic Gov...
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April 18, 2019 - 12:16 am
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Laura Kelly cannot file a brief in support of a law that would add about $90 million annually to public school funding. The governor on Monday asked the court for permission to file the brief in support of a bill she signed April 5. The Topeka Capital-...
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April 06, 2019 - 7:18 am
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a Republican tax relief bill will stand because GOP lawmakers did not attempt to override it. The Republican-controlled Legislature adjourned Friday for its annual spring break without an override attempt. The deadline for trying to override will pass before...
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March 18, 2019 - 11:57 pm
The situation at the El Dorado Correctional Facility is being called a crisis. The union for corrections officers says the staffing shortage is a "race against time," to add more officers to increase safety, before "something bad happens." KSN News reports that Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly believes the...
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March 15, 2019 - 7:20 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has nominated a southeast Kansas judge who previously served in the Legislature for a seat on the state Court of Appeals. Kelly announced Friday that she selected Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack, 57, for the state's second-highest court. His appointment requires Senate...
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March 11, 2019 - 7:33 pm
Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas have tried to reassure wary Republican lawmakers with a "poison pill" that would end an expansion if the federal government backed off promises to cover most of the cost. But Gov. Laura Kelly's proposal this year dilutes the provision so that the state...
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