Kelly signs schools budget, vetoes ‘no-bid’ gun surveillance program


Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed the new education budget but vetoed a provision  allocating $5 million for school grants to equip buildings with surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence that can locate people carrying guns.

Kelly vetoed part of the budget for the surveillance equipment that she said was essentially written to be a no-bid contract with criteria that eliminated nearly all potential competition.

The governor retained the $5 million for school security grants but vetoed how the money would be used for the surveillance cameras, drawing a protest from the chair of the House K-12 Education Budget . . .


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