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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...

Coronavirus pandemic costs Kansas agencies nearly $17 million

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The coronavirus pandemic has cost state agencies almost $17 million as they've wrestled with the fallout of the infection spreading across the state. About 60...

Kelly pulls Board of Tax Appeals appointment

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Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday she withdrew her Kansas Board of Tax Appeals nominee, who was facing opposition from the business community over whether...

Kelly announces support for emergency powers proposal

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday morning announced her support for a bipartisan plan that would settle differences with a Republican-controlled Legislature over how the...

Kelly names new public affairs director

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Gov. Laura Kelly early Monday evening announced a political communications veteran as the new public affairs director to replace Dena Sattler who is moving...