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UPDATED: Property tax, banking, education bills vetoed

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(Updated to include new reporting with edits throughout) Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed three bills passed by the Legislature, including a delay in property...

Kelly: Legislature’s actions ’embarrassing,’ ‘indefensible’

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday rebuked the Republican-led Legislature for "procedural shenanigans" that produced a sweeping bill limiting her emergency powers that she suggested...

A.G. questions validity of Kelly’s emergency declaration

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the validity of Gov. Laura Kelly's second disaster declaration is "doubtful," finding that state law does not authorize...

Governor announces pandemic recovery task force

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced the formation of a task force to oversee spending millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funding coming to...

Governor defends staff: ‘Come after me’

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday criticized a Senate committee's treatment of her labor secretary, saying she was "appalled" at the behavior of some lawmakers...

UPDATED: Kelly delays parts of reopening plan

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(Updated to include comments from governor and Republican leadership) Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday delayed parts of her plan to reopen the state's economy, saying...

Kelly expects decision soon on second phase of reopening

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Gov. Laura Kelly is expecting to decide as early as late Thursday whether the state will move into the second phase of her plan...

UPDATED: Finance Council extends governor’s executive orders 12 days

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(Updated to reflect more details of the meeting with edits throughout) Republican leaders in the Legislature on Thursday extended Gov. Laura Kelly's disaster declaration for...

‘Dark store’ appraisal debate haunts governor’s nominee

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A confirmation fight is developing over Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals in the ongoing "dark store" debate over...

UPDATED: Governor rolls out plan for reopening Kansas economy

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(Updated to include comments from the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Senate President Susan Wagle and House Republican leadership) Walking a tightrope between "non-negotiable public health...