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UPDATED: Kelly issues new face mask order

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed a new executive order requiring face masks, this one intended to get more counties to buy into the...

Kelly facing tough road following election

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As if the pandemic didn't complicate Laura Kelly's first term as governor enough. Now, she must navigate a Republican-dominated Legislature that hung onto its supermajority...

Governor, lawmakers agree on plan to encourage masks

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Gov. Laura Kelly and legislative leaders agreed Tuesday on a plan to work with cities and counties to encourage the use of masks, averting...

Governor convening meeting of legislative leaders

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Gov. Laura Kelly is calling legislative leadership together for a virtual meeting next week to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. The governor's director of governmental affairs,...

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...