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UPDATED: Presta out at Kansas lottery

Terry Presta is out as the executive director of the Kansas Lottery. Presta said Tuesday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly relieved him of his duties...

UPDATED: Kelly reinstates order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state employees

(Updated to include comments from Kelly; comments from LGBT lawmakers; conservative state senator) Less than 24 hours after she was sworn into office, Gov. Laura...

Kelly calls for setting aside ‘partisan swords,’ renewal of Kansas spirit

Embarking on a new era of leadership, Democrat Laura Kelly called on Kansans to set aside "partisan swords" and recommit themselves to making their...

Kelly names last round of cabinet nominees

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly rounded out her cabinet Friday with a series of appointments in labor, revenue, wildlife and information technology. Kelly named former state Rep....

Kelly names appointments to agriculture, administration department

Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Thursday named an executive from the Kansas Livestock Association and a former state budget director to her cabinet. Kelly announced...

Kelly names two new cabinet appointments

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Wednesday named cabinet secretaries for transportation and commerce. Kelly announced that Julie Lorenz is her interim choice to lead the Kansas...

Kelly administration takes shape with key appointments

Gov.elect-Laura Kelly's administration started taking shape Tuesday with the hiring of a new general counsel and directors of policy, legislative affairs and appointment. Kelly turned...

Author Sarah Smarsh to headline Kelly inaugural

New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Sarah Smarsh will preside as the master of ceremonies for Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's inauguration. Kelly's...

2nd UPDATE: Kelly announces interim secretary for state social service agencies

(Updated to reflect DCF responding to governor-elect's criticisms about a lack of transparency; edits throughout) Governor-elect Laura Kelly announced on Thursday that she has selected...

Kelly announces applicants for court of appeals

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Friday announced 18 applicants seeking a seat on the Kansas court of appeals. She also announced the names of a panel...