2nd UPDATE: Kelly announces interim secretary for state social service agencies


(Updated to reflect DCF responding to governor-elect's criticisms about a lack of transparency; edits throughout)

Governor-elect Laura Kelly announced on Thursday that she has selected a public administration expert from the University of Kansas to serve as interim secretary for the state's social welfare agencies.

Kelly named Laura Howard as interim secretary of the Department for Children and Families and the Department for  Aging and Disability Services.

Kelly also asked that the outgoing management at Children and Families halt implementation of what she described as "essentially" no-bid family preservation contracts that did not follow the . . .


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