Gov. Laura Kelly

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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May 15, 2019 - 5:39 am
A Kansas Court of Appeals candidate whose nomination was rejected by the state Senate says its actions and members' comments about him will discourage qualified people from serving the state. Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack also said Tuesday that he is happy to put his record up against...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:11 pm
The Kansas Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a nominee for the state's second-highest court whose political tweets offended lawmakers. The vote Tuesday was 38-0 against confirming Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack's nomination to the Court of Appeals. Laura Kelly became the first Kansas...
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May 10, 2019 - 7:58 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly says she hopes that extra state funding for the Kansas higher education system will lead to lower tuition for students and their families. Kelly on Friday touted the additional $33 million included for higher education in a proposed $18.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year...
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May 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
Republican legislators have pushed a tax relief proposal through the Kansas Legislature, ignoring predictions from Gov. Laura Kelly's fellow Democrats that she will veto it, just as she did with a larger plan. The House voted 83-41 late Saturday night to approve a bill designed to offer relief to...
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May 01, 2019 - 7:13 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is seeking $35 million to improve corrections officer salaries and inmate health care and to transfer inmates out of overcrowded state prisons. Kelly on Tuesday submitted an amended budget proposal for the spending year that begins July 1 for lawmakers to consider as they...
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