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

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2020


JOB REPORT

Governor Kelly announced that under her administration Kansas has closed:

161 economic development projects worth $2,829,757,708 in capital investment and created 16,302 jobs


Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly 1,000 Permanent Jobs and $8 billion of Total Investment to Kansas

     

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  • “The Grain Belt Express will be instrumental in helping to power Kansas and other states, and will bring nearly 1,000 jobs and billions in economic investment and energy savings to our state. My administration is committed to rebuilding our foundation and supporting key investments that will continue to boost economic development, recruit businesses, foster a healthy workforce, and produce sustained growth.”

Press:

Kansas Reflector

KSNT

KWCH

Governor Kelly Unveils New Unified Testing Strategy to Fight COVID-19

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  • “With shared goals and clear metrics, this coordinated strategy will go a long way in ensuring we can effectively test our population and identify where the virus exists in our communities. Together with the use of masks and recommended social distancing, we can better contain the virus – and Kansas schools and businesses can re-open responsibly.”

Press: 

KSN

            Kansas Reflector 

            WIBW News

Governor Kelly Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Hunting and Fishing Day in Meade

 

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  • “Over 85,000 Kansans speak Spanish, and a new partnership between Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission will ensure everyone has the same access to outdoor recreation. This is a significant step toward making our services even more accessible and inclusive.”

Press:

            KSCB

Governor Kelly & Governor Parson Discuss Women’s Leadership in Public Policy

 

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  • “Women are natural leaders. In my experience as a 14-year state senator, they are more inclined to collaborate with others to promote good policy and advocate for the issues they care about. Women leaders listen, seek advice, and then work together to solve the problem.”

Governor Kelly Announces $40 million Grant to Support Remote Learning

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  • “Providing a safe place to learn is not only essential for a child’s development, but it will also play a critical role in strengthening our economy by allowing Kansas parents to continue working while kids are learning from home. I strongly encourage eligible entities to get their applications in quickly, so we can make these services available to Kansans as soon as possible.”

Press:

WIBW

            KRSL

KFDI

ICYMI

Governor Laura Kelly | American Infrastructure

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            Kansas Reflector

            The Wichita Eagle 

Associated Press