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Kelly: ‘Imperative’ to extend disaster declaration

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Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday it was "imperative" to extend the ongoing disaster declaration to deal with the coronavirus pandemic when the order expires...

UPDATED: Finance Council rejects $400 unemployment benefit

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(Updated with more complete reporting and edits throughout) The State Finance Council on Thursday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to spend $63 million to fund...

Recovery Office director steps down

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The head of the office responsible for overseeing the state's recovery from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic has resigned. Cheryl Harrison-Lee has stepped...

New schism develops over governor’s latest executive order

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Another schism is developing between Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican lawmakers over whether counties can opt out of her executive order establishing health protocols...

Governor, business groups collide over mask mandate

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Gov. Laura Kelly and some leading Kansas business groups are colliding over the statewide mask mandate as the battle over balancing public health against...

UPDATED: Cartoon comparing mask mandate to Holocaust condemned

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(UPDATED to include comments from Dane Hicks with a link to his entire response of the criticism) Kansas Democrats on Saturday condemned a cartoon published...

UPDATED: Kelly issues mask executive order

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(UPDATED to reflect Johnson County's adoption of the governor's order; Shawnee County's rejection of the order, Supreme Court order requiring face coverings; comments from...

Governor tweaks budget plan

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration released a revised plan for addressing the revenue shortfall facing the state, this time with tweaks that address questions from...

Governor announces mask mandate

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As the number of coronavirus cases surge, Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday announced that she would be requiring Kansans to wear masks in public...

Kelly’s authority to cut juvenile programs challenged

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A panel of lawmakers is contesting the governor's legal authority to make cuts in evidence-based juvenile programs in the Department of Corrections. The Joint Committee...