A.G. questions validity of Kelly’s emergency declaration

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the validity of Gov. Laura Kelly's second disaster declaration is "doubtful," finding that state law does not authorize new emergency powers stemming from the same event.

"We think the relevant statutory language is plain and does not provide for successive
declarations of a state of disaster emergency arising from the same continuing disaster," Schmidt wrote in a 31-page opinion issued at 11:30 Wednesday night.

"We think the validity of the second disaster proclamation . . .


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