Gov. Laura Kelly

August 05, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Kansas' child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBT children in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves." The move comes a little more than a year after the state granted legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that do not place...
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July 21, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Electric charging stations have been introduced at the Topeka, Lawrence and Towanda services areas on the Kansas Turnpike. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced the additions Wednesday, calling the charging stations "a game changer" for electric vehicle drivers, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. The...
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July 12, 2019 - 7:53 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed three members to the Kansas Board of Regents. The governor's office announced in a news release Friday her picks for the governing body of the state's six Regents universities and other educational institutions. Her three appointees are Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Jon Rolph...
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June 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
Kansas will allow transgender people to change their birth certificates so the documents reflect their gender identities under a legal settlement that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's young administration and LGBTQ-rights advocates announced Monday. The agreement ends a federal lawsuit filed in...
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June 20, 2019 - 6:56 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has named former state Senate President Steve Morris, (R-Hugoton), as co-chairman of a council she is creating to review the state's tax laws. The governor said Thursday that Morris will lead her Council on Tax Reform along with former state Sen. Janis Lee, (D-Kensington)...
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June 05, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Top Republican legislators are holding up nearly $10 million in funds for Kansas prisons that corrections officials say they need to deal with overcrowding. GOP leaders in the Republican-controlled Legislature expressed strong reservations Wednesday about plans by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's...
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June 01, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management have been notified that 15 additional Kansas counties have been added to a federal emergency declaration for Kansas dated May 26, 2019. The amendment to the declaration was expanded to include tornadoes that impacted Kansas this...
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May 31, 2019 - 6:57 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's choice to be the next head of the state prison system was criticized by an Idaho judge earlier this year for giving "disingenuous" testimony as a top corrections official there in a lawsuit over access to execution records. Kelly's office has said Jefferey Zmuda has a "...
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May 20, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed an extra $51 billion payment to the state's public pension system while signing the bulk of the next state budget approved by the Legislature. The governor said Monday that an additional payment to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System is not prudent with...
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May 19, 2019 - 9:12 am
Governor Laura Kelly has signed a bill into law that protects victims of domestic violence. The law is named "Kristin's Law" after Kristin Florio, who died in October 2018 after a murder-suicide at the hands of Randy Gile. Authorities say Gile killed Florio after he was released from jail, after...
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