Governor, business groups collide over mask mandate

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Gov. Laura Kelly and some leading Kansas business groups are colliding over the statewide mask mandate as the battle over balancing public health against government regulation heightens amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Business leaders from a handful of groups, including the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Livestock Association and the National Federation of Independent Business, sent a letter to the governor Friday calling for the mask mandate to be repealed.

Instead, they want a public information campaign on the value of wearing masks, including when a mask . . .

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