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Governor asks whether company can bid on contract

Gov. Laura Kelly is seeking a ruling about whether a corrections health care provider that employs a former member of her administration can bid...

Senate panel advances governor’s appointments

The Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee on Tuesday approved nine of Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees, sending them to the full chamber next year for confirmation. Among...

Kelly’s approval rating climbs again

For the second straight month, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's popularity improved, climbing above the 50% mark for the first time. Morning Consult released its approval...

UPDATED: Kelly supports background checks for gun sales

(Updated to include a reference Kansas background check bill and include comment from House majority leader) Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Saturday she would support...

Appointments roundup from Friday

Gov. Laura Kelly announced a wave of appointments on Friday. Here's a roundup of who she's named: Water Authority The governor appointed Jeremiah Hobbs ofΒ  LaΒ Crosse...

UPDATED: State ends no-bid contract for literacy program

(Updated to reflect comment from Reading Roadmap executive director with details of an independent audit that raised issues.) The state's social service agency on Friday...

UPDATED: Governor responds to mass shootings

(Updated to include comments from Kansas State Rifle Association) Gov. Laura Kelly on Sunday called for "common sense gun-safety laws" in the aftermath of mass...

Child welfare agency draws criticism for new LGBTQ guidelines

The state's social service agency is drawing fire from a conservative group for guidance it sent to foster care agencies about how LGBTQ children...

Capitol appointments roundup

Gov. Laura Kelly made a series of appointments on Friday. Here are capsules of all the appointments she made: Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force Established by executive...

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...