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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...

UPDATED: Kelly issues mask executive order

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(UPDATED to reflect Johnson County's adoption of the governor's order; Shawnee County's rejection of the order, Supreme Court order requiring face coverings; comments from...

Governor tweaks budget plan

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration released a revised plan for addressing the revenue shortfall facing the state, this time with tweaks that address questions from...

Governor announces mask mandate

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As the number of coronavirus cases surge, Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday announced that she would be requiring Kansans to wear masks in public...

Kelly’s authority to cut juvenile programs challenged

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A panel of lawmakers is contesting the governor's legal authority to make cuts in evidence-based juvenile programs in the Department of Corrections. The Joint Committee...

Kelly administration pulls back loan payment

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration has pulled back a loan payment that would have undercut her plan to balance the budget without deep cuts in...

Pollock leaves governor’s office

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Haley Pollock has left her position as policy director in the governor's office. A spokesman for the governor said Pollock's departure date was June 14. He...

Labor Department didn’t follow instructions, Kelly says

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Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday that the Labor Department tried to claw back $7 million in duplicate unemployment benefits against the directions of her...

More than $400 million approved in pandemic relief

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The State Finance Council on Tuesday doled out more than $400 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to local governments, state universities and agencies...