Gov. Laura Kelly

February 20, 2019 - 8:48 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's election is credited by some to have created a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in state politics. But many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives. Many lawmakers in the Legislature have yet to hold committee...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:44 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas was "hoodwinked" into hiring a private company to build a new prison based on a promise that the new lockup would require less staff. Kelly's comment during an Associated Press interview Friday comes as her corrections secretary questions whether the savings will...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:30 pm
Kansas has terminated grants to two nonprofit agencies for services for troubled families and plans to renegotiate the grant terms to four agencies for services for foster children, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday. The moves made by Kelly's interim leader at the Department for Children and...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:11 am
Kansas awarded $38 million in grants to a troubled Florida agency to provide child welfare services even though the agency earned low scores in an internal review and didn't apply for $17 million of the work, according to newly released documents. Eckerd Connects was selected last year through a...
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February 10, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Kansas has trouble keeping road equipment operators from leaving for other, better-paying jobs — so much so that supervisors worry about being able to cobble together crews to clear snow after blizzards and to fill potholes quickly. For Department of Transportation leaders, the 100 percent annual...
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January 17, 2019 - 7:07 am
Kansas' new Governor gives her first State of the State, with emphasis on education funding.
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January 15, 2019 - 1:17 pm
Kansas' new Democratic governor on Tuesday reinstated a ban on anti-LGBT bias in state agencies' employment decisions that a Republican predecessor had repealed, and she also expanded the policy to cover government contractors. Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order was her first official action since...
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January 14, 2019 - 5:43 am
Democrat Laura Kelly's top priorities as Kansas' new governor arise from her work as a state lawmaker and a decade as one of the Legislature's key players on budget issues. Kelly has an agenda that includes boosting spending on public schools and expanding the state's Medicaid health coverage for...
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January 09, 2019 - 1:58 am
Gov.-elect Laura Kelly plans to put a former corrections secretary back in charge of the Kansas prison system and have a military doctor run the state health department. The incoming Democratic governor also plans to temporarily retain the state's top emergency management official under her...
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