Finance Council extends emergency declaration


By Roxie Hammill
Sunflower State Journal

Kansas House and Senate leadership agreed to a 30-day extension of the governor’s emergency declaration Friday, but only after extracting a carefully worded promise that the governor does not intend another shutdown of business.

Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-dominated State Finance Council haggled for more than three hours over how that promise should be worded, but the council eventually voted unanimously for the extension.

The focus of the discord was the governor’s limited authority to temporarily order business closures. The law, approved last summer, prohibited . . .


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