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Senate rejects Kelly’s KPERS nominee

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The Kansas Senate on Wednesday refused to confirm Gov. Laura Kelly’s nominee to the state retirement system’s Board of Trustees. The Senate deadlocked at 19 on...

Governor loses bid to reform pet facility inspections

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Gov. Laura Kelly's effort to reform the state's program for inspecting animal shelters, boarding kennels and pounds was rejected by legislative committees Tuesday. The House...

Kelly vetoes civics, financial literacy, firearms education bills

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed legislation requiring a civics test, a financial literacy course and development of a National Rifle Association-based firearm safety...

Kelly vetoes transgender athletics bill

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday became the third governor to veto a bill banning or limiting transgender girls and women from participating in interscholastic...

Budget would cut governor out of COVID relief spending

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Republican lawmakers are asserting their control over how the state spends new federal  COVID-19 relief money, effectively cutting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly out of...

Panel balks at recommending tax appeals nominee

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Another one of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees is running into confirmation trouble in the Kansas Senate. The Senate tax committee this week sent Kelly's...

Governor’s new mask mandate revoked

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As anticipated, a panel of legislative leaders on Thursday revoked Gov. Laura Kelly's new mask mandate, a move that Democrats said sends the wrong...

Governor reissues mask mandate; Lawmakers vow to revoke

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday delivered on her promise to reissue a mask mandate that Republican lawakers have already vowed to revoke. Kelly issued the...

Kelly signs four bills

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Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday that she signed four bills, bringing to 13 the number of bills she has signed this sesssion. The bills...

Mask debate set for Tuesday in House

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The House on Tuesday is poised to debate a new mask mandate that Gov. Laura Kelly is expected to reissue this week after the...