Lawmakers, governor set to collide again on masks


Republican legislative leadership is getting ready for another fight with Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly over a mask mandate when her executive orders stemming from the pandemic expire next week.

Senate President Ty Masterson and House Republican leadership issued statements late Wednesday warning that they would take steps to stop the governor from reissuing a mask mandate when the order lapses on March 31.

Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed the new emergency management bill, which extends her existing emergency declaration to May 28, although the executive orders she issued related to the pandemic will be revoked March 31.

The governor . . .


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