Laura Kelly

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June 08, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has nominated a University of Kansas vice provost DeAngela Burns-Wallace for secretary of administration. Kelly announced her pick Friday. Burns-Wallace will replace Duane Goossen, who is retiring after serving in the secretary position on an interim basis throughout the...
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May 29, 2019 - 8:18 am
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly this week faces a key test of her power to shape the Kansas budget and have some Republicans go to her side. The GOP-controlled Legislature is preparing to consider overriding Kelly's vetoes of spending and tax relief measures. Lawmakers are set to convene Wednesday to...
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May 28, 2019 - 8:26 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is seeking a federal disaster declaration, citing severe weather and flooding that continue to ravage the state. Kelly, announced the request to President Donald Trump on Monday, the same day Gov. Mike Parson in neighboring Missouri made the same request for his state. Kelly...
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May 22, 2019 - 10:19 am
The state of Kansas will create a law enforcement unit designed to combat an increase in computer crime in the state. The director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the state attorney general said Tuesday online criminal activity is rapidly increasing in Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal...
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May 17, 2019 - 12:19 pm
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a tax relief plan from the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature for the second time in two months. Kelly's action Friday is likely to lead to an effort by GOP lawmakers to override her veto on May 29, their last day in session this year. She said the...
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May 17, 2019 - 12:13 pm
Abused and neglected children are again sleeping overnight in the offices of Kansas foster care contractors because homes cannot be found for them quickly enough. According to the Department for Children and Families, more than 70 children have been kept overnight in the offices of the two...
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The John Whitmer Show
March 03, 2019 - 7:55 pm
Kansas Speaker of The House Ron Ryckman Jr. joins John to talk issues and the Kansas Legislature.
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February 17, 2019 - 5:40 am
The Kansas Republican party has a new chairman. At the GOP's annual meeting Saturday, leaders selected Overland Park lawyer Michael Kuckelman as the party's new leader. Kuckelman succeeds Kelly Arnold, who had served as the party's leader for the past six years. During the first four years of...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Kansas has canceled two grants to private agencies for services for troubled families and plans to renegotiate the terms of another four grants for services for foster children. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly announced actions Thursday that undo key decisions made by the Department for Children and...
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February 04, 2019 - 7:44 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is trying to sell wary retired teachers and government workers on her plan to reduce the state's annual payments to its public pension system. Kelly made her pitch Monday during a retirees' rally at the Statehouse amid widespread opposition to her pension plan among...
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