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Kelly vetoes plastic bag bill second time in three years

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For the second time in three years, Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a bill barring local governments from regulating plastic grocery bags and other...

Kelly vetoes bill removing sugaring from cosmetology regulations

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill that could settle a legal dispute over the popular ancient Egyptian form of hair removal called...

Kelly vetoes bill giving lawmakers power to ratify costly agency rules

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(Developing: Will be updated as warranted) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill giving lawmakers oversight of costly rules and regulations adopted by state...

Kelly vetoes bill requiring women to be asked reason for abortion

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(Developing: Will be updated as warranted) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill that establishes new reporting requirements about women seeking abortions, calling the...

NEW: Kelly vetoes bill banning gender-affirming care for minors

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(Developing: Will be updated as warranted) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill that bans gender-affirming care for Kansas children, saying the legislation was...

Kelly signs bill directing Capitol memorial for Father Kapaun

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday signed a bill honoring Father Emil Kapaun, a military chaplain from Pilsen who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for...

Senate budget writers add $16 million for deploying troops to border

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Kansas senators have tucked nearly $16 million into the state budget with a measure that would direct Gov. Laura Kelly to send the National...

Senate committee adopts new method for replacing U.S. senators

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The Kansas governor could still fill vacancies for the U.S. Senate but only from the same party as the person who vacated the position. The...

Communications director departs governor’s staff

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The governor's office is on the market for a new communications director with the departure of Brianna Johnson. Johnson left the governor's office last Friday...

Committee cuts $15 million out of governor’s child care package

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A legislative committee has removed $15 million from the governor's proposed budget that would have gone toward grants for child care providers that struggled...