Governor lets ESG bill become law without signature

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday agreed to allow a bill become law that's intended to keep state and local governments from giving preference to businesses employing environmental, social and corporate governance principles in their investing decisions.

The governor did not sign the legislation, saying she had long-term reservations about the fallout of the bill, which some Republican critics said didn't go far enough.

"Because I have reservations about the potential unforeseen consequences of House Bill 2100 for the state and for local governments, I . . .

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