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Former Gardner official nominated for Board of Regents

The former top administrator of the city of Gardner is among Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees to the Kansas Board of Regents. Kelly nominated three people...

Governor appoints lottery commissioners

Governor Laura Kelly on Thursday appointed three members to the Lottery Commission, including a former state lawmaker and an attorney. Kelly will keep  Catherine Moyer...

UPDATED: DCF answers attorney general’s food assistance inquiry

(Updated to reflect tweet from House majority leader) The secretary of Kansas' child welfare agency had the authority to exempt work requirements for food assistance...

Former Senate president named to governor’s tax panel

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named former Senate President Steve Morris to help lead a committee she is creating to study tax code reform. Morris,...

UPDATED: Governor names KU official new cabinet secretary

(Upated to reflect developments from 9:15 a.m. news conference) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday morning named an official from the University of Kansas with experience...

Kelly names veteran newspaper editor communications director

Gov. Laura Kelly today named a veteran newspaper editor as her new director of communications. Kelly announced that Dena Sattler would be moving to the...

Kansas Values Institute director joins governor’s staff

A Kansas political veteran who guided a nonprofit social welfare group through gubernatorial campaigns against Republicans Sam Brownback and Kris Kobach has joined Gov....

Governor signs bills allowing scooter regulations, creating suicide prevention coordinator

Gov. Laura  Kelly on Thursday signed six bills, including legislation that creates a youth suicide prevention coordinator and lets local governments regulate electric-powered scooters. Kelly...

UPDATED: Kelly administration ends $111 million in no-bid contracts

(Updated to reflect response from CGI) Gov. Laura Kelly's administration on Thursday ended $111 million in no-bid contracts with a Canadian information technology company that...

Kelly signs bills promoting development incentive transparency, combating domestic violence

Gov. Laura Kelly has signed legislation that makes state economic development incentives more transparent, combats domestic violence and stops judges from lowering prison sentences...