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WEEK OF AUGUST 10, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Teachers Discuss School Reopenings, Protecting Staff and Students

 

Watch the Virtual Discussion here

  • Kelly told the teachers that she is committed to funding schools and supporting educators both right now and after the pandemic ends. “So that you can do the jobs that you’re trained and hired to do and we can provide the support systems in there to make it possible for you,” she added.

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The Topeka Capital-Journal

 

State Finance Council Approves $60 Million To Expand High-Speed Internet to Underserved Kansas Communities

Read the press release here

  • “COVID-19 has made it clear how important access to high-speed internet is for Kansans in rural and urban regions alike. Whether it’s telemedicine, teleworking, or online education capabilities, broadband is a singular tool that can change outcomes for communities. My administration will continue to support investments in our state’s infrastructure like high-speed internet to put us on stronger economic footing as we continue our road to recovery,” Governor Laura Kelly said.

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The Topeka Capital-Journal

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KRSL

 

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Partnership with Urban Outfitters, Inc., to Create up to 2,000 Jobs and Approximately $350 Million Capital Investment

Read the press release here

  • “I’m excited to announce our new partnership with URBN and to welcome them to Kansas,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This is a transformational project for our state, bringing a new, high-profile corporate partner and as many as 2,000 good-paying jobs. This was a true collaboration to generate an economic development success story that will deliver benefits in Wyandotte County and beyond in our state.”

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The Kansas City Star  

The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Reflector

WIBW

KCTV

 

Governor Laura Kelly Applauds Kansas State University COVID-19 Response Contribution During Biosecurity Research Institute Tour

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  • “The Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute has a long history of excellence and innovation researching disease spread like what we are currently facing with COVID-19,” Governor Kelly said. “My conversations with BRI staff served as a reminder of how many of our best and brightest have answered the call to help end the pandemic. While my administration is doing everything in our power to get Kansans back to work and kids back to school safely – the contributions being made by our health community will be instrumental to protecting the people of this state and our economy.”

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Kansas Reflector

WIBW

KSN

 

Governor Laura Kelly Announces 225 New Jobs in Salina

Read the press release here

  • “Schwan’s has been a staple here in Salina for many years, and they’ve been making nationally-recognized pizza brands for decades,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “From Day One, my administration has prioritized investing in and rebuilding Kansas’ foundation. This venture is a testament to our commitment to creating good jobs for Kansans, especially at this critical time as we work to recover from the economic challenges brought on by COVID-19.”

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ICYMI:

Governor Laura Kelly, The Garden City Telegram

Kansas Reflector

The Hutchinson News

The Kansas City Star

The Mercury