Welcome to the weekly update from the Office of Governor Laura Kelly.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 12, 2020



Governor Laura Kelly Announces 1,000 New Jobs in Kansas City, Park City

Watch the Announcement | Read the Press Release

  • “Today’s Amazon announcement further proves why Kansas can offer prospective businesses the kind of workforce, infrastructure, and central location that can compete with anywhere in the country. This project will bring more than 1,000 good-paying jobs and significant capital investment to our state and sends a clear message to prospective companies – Kansas is open for business.”

Press:

The Wichita Eagle

KCTV

KSHB


Governor Kelly Announces Kansas Joins Rockefeller Foundation COVID-19 Bipartisan Testing Solutions Group

Watch the Press Briefing

  • “Kansas has officially joined a group of 5 states, 21 municipalities, and 2 Native American tribes participating in the bipartisan Rockefeller Foundation COVID-19 Testing Solutions Group. By participating in this group, Kansas will create a strong web of COVID-19 testing information that stretches across the country, strengthen our efforts to remain up-to-date on best testing practices, and provide them to our communities across Kansas.”

Press:

KSHB

Salina Post

KVOE


Governor Visits Yoder Meats to Announce $9 Million in Grants for 183 projects Across Kansas

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  • “The pandemic has served to remind the country how critical it is that we protect our food supply system. As they always have, Kansas agriculture and food businesses have stepped up to the challenge. Our agriculture workers have kept food in the stores and on the tables for Kansans and Americans across the nation.”

Press:

Topeka Capital-Journal

WIBW

Hays Post


Governor Kelly Attends Groundbreaking for KU Bioscience & Tech Expansion, Featuring 250 New High-tech Jobs

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  • “The University of Kansas Bioscience & Technology Business Center expansion will assist my administration’s efforts to create good jobs, keep Kansas graduates in our communities, and foster the local infrastructure of talent, resources, and business support that promotes sustainable economic resiliency in our state. I offer my congratulations to BTBC, and I look forward to seeing the full potential of this impressive initiative that will support our state’s growth for decades to come.”

Press:

Kansas Reflector

WIBW

Salina Post

STL News


Governor Kelly Calls for Nonpartisan Commission to Redraw Kansas Districts

Watch the Video of KS Senate President Wagle

  • “I was going to wait on this announcement, but in light of Wagle’s comments sort of explaining how Kansas Republican leadership wants to manipulate electoral maps, I’m going to go ahead and come out now and call for a nonpartisan voting commission to be established to oversee our new electoral maps.”

Press:

The Wichita Eagle

U.S. News

WIBW News


ICYMI

KSHB

Associated Press

The Wichita Eagle

WIBW

The Kansas City Star 

Topeka Capital-Journal

KRSL

Topeka Capital-Journal