UPDATED: Senate passes emergency powers bill


(Updated to reflect new reporting with edits throughout)

A two-month battle over Gov. Laura Kelly's response to the coronavirus pandemic came to an end Thursday when the Kansas Senate passed compromise legislation putting new checks on the governor's emergency powers.

The Kansas Senate voted 26-12 to pass a bill that settles a hotly contested dispute over how the governor can respond to the pandemic with legislative oversight for the next year . . .


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