Governor signs bill tripling airport funding, four other bills

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday signed a bill that triples the amount of money that goes toward keeping up public airports in Kansas.

The bill, approved 34-5 in the Senate and 117-4 in the House, increases grant funding for the state’s 109 public airports to $15 million from $5 million a year.

The state receives far more requests for funding than it has money to bankroll.

The state Transportation Department said it received . . .

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