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UPDATED: Kelly’s reamortization plan set for House vote Thursday

(Updated to reflect reamortization bill is set for vote Thursday) State Budget Director Larry Campbell on Wednesday told lawmakers that the governor's recommended spending plan...

Governor names Rooker executive director of Children’s Cabinet

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named former state Rep. Melissa Rooker as the new executive director of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund. The...

Kelly keeping head of gaming commission

Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that she will keep Donald Brownlee as the executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. Brownlee has been...

Kelly introduces bill for expanding Medicaid

Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday unveiled her plan to expand Medicaid to 150,000 Kansans, patterning the proposal after one that was narrowly defeated two...

House majority leader calls on governor to open Medicaid meetings

House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins on Thursday asked Gov. Laura Kelly to open up the meetings of a working group she created to advise...

Kelly: Pension payment restructuring a ‘good, sound fiscal tool’

Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday that her proposed budget doesn't count on restructuring payments into the state's pension system. "I don't need the reamotorization to...

UPDATED: Presta out at Kansas lottery

Terry Presta is out as the executive director of the Kansas Lottery. Presta said Tuesday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly relieved him of his duties...

UPDATED: Kelly reinstates order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state employees

(Updated to include comments from Kelly; comments from LGBT lawmakers; conservative state senator) Less than 24 hours after she was sworn into office, Gov. Laura...

Kelly calls for setting aside ‘partisan swords,’ renewal of Kansas spirit

Embarking on a new era of leadership, Democrat Laura Kelly called on Kansans to set aside "partisan swords" and recommit themselves to making their...

Kelly names last round of cabinet nominees

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly rounded out her cabinet Friday with a series of appointments in labor, revenue, wildlife and information technology. Kelly named former state Rep....