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Senate panel recommends against commerce nominee

The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday refused to endorse Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination for commerce secretary following a two-day hearing that the ranking committee...

Transit agency head named to Kansas Corporation Commission

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday named Susan Duffy to the Kansas Corporation Commission, replacing former state Sen. Jay Emler on the panel. Duffy, former executive...

Governor signs $115 million KPERS bill, says reamortization dead this session

Gov. Laura Kelly signed her first bill Friday putting $115 million into the state retirement system and said that her plan for restructuring payments...

Governor announces acting revenue secretary

Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced Mark Burghart as her choice to lead the Kansas Department of Revenue. Burghart will take over for Mark Beshears...

UPDATED: Kelly’s reamortization plan set for House vote Thursday

(Updated to reflect reamortization bill is set for vote Thursday) State Budget Director Larry Campbell on Wednesday told lawmakers that the governor's recommended spending plan...

Governor names Rooker executive director of Children’s Cabinet

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named former state Rep. Melissa Rooker as the new executive director of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund. The...

Kelly keeping head of gaming commission

Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that she will keep Donald Brownlee as the executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. Brownlee has been...

Kelly introduces bill for expanding Medicaid

Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday unveiled her plan to expand Medicaid to 150,000 Kansans, patterning the proposal after one that was narrowly defeated two...

House majority leader calls on governor to open Medicaid meetings

House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins on Thursday asked Gov. Laura Kelly to open up the meetings of a working group she created to advise...

Kelly: Pension payment restructuring a ‘good, sound fiscal tool’

Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday that her proposed budget doesn't count on restructuring payments into the state's pension system. "I don't need the reamotorization to...