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Governor appoints three members to the Kansas Board of Regents

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Jon Rolph, and Shellaine “Shelly” Kiblinger to the Kansas Board of Regents.“Cheryl, Jon, and Shelly are highly qualified professionals and ready to step up and take on this challenge,” Kelly said. “I look...

Governor appoints three members to the Lottery Commission

Governor Laura Kelly appointed three members to the Lottery Commission.“This team will play an integral role in enhancing the Kansas Lottery,” Kelly said. “I look forward to seeing what they can do to improve our lottery system.”1. Catherine Moyer (D),...

Governor appoints three members to Kansas Water Authority

Governor Laura Kelly appointed three members to the Kansas Water Authority. The Kansas Water Authority plans for the development, management and use of state water resources by state or local agencies.Kelly appointed the following members:1) David Stroberg...

Governor announces KANSASWORKS State Board appointments

Governor Laura Kelly appointed nine people to the KANSASWORKS State Board. This board was formed in accordance with the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. “Our KANSASWORKS State Board provides an important workforce training program that...

Governor’s statement on Justice Johnson’s retirement

"Justice Lee Johnson has been a dedicated and distinguished public servant, first in Sumner County and then for 18 years on the bench in Kansas, to include 12 years on the Kansas Supreme Court,” Gov. Laura Kelly said. “I want to thank him for his service...

Governor makes appointment to Supreme Court Nominating Commission

Governor Laura Kelly today announced the appointment of Frances Gorman Graves to the Supreme Court Nominating Commission.“Frances’ leadership experience and years of involvement in communications, along with her rural Kansas perspective, will be valuable...

Governor announces new Press Secretary

Governor Laura Kelly today announced Lauren Fitzgerald as the new Press Secretary for the Office of the Governor.“I’m pleased to have Lauren step up into this role,” Kelly said. “She’s been by my side from the early days of the campaign, and has proven to...

Governor orders flags lowered honoring Congresswoman Jan Meyers

Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Monday, June 24, at the Kansas State Capitol complex in honor of former Congresswoman Jan Meyers, who passed away Friday. Meyers served Kansas from 1985 to 1997 in the U.S. House of...

Governor praises NBAF operations transfer to USDA

Governor Laura Kelly praised federal officials for taking an important step toward transitioning operations of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) from New York to Manhattan, Kan.Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and...

President Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kansas

President Donald Trump approved a request from Governor Laura Kelly today for a major presidential declaration which will help supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding,...

Governor announces Council on Tax Reform co-chairs

Honoring her promise to pursue commonsense, bipartisan reform of the Kansas tax code, Governor Laura Kelly today announced the appointment of two former state senators to serve as co-chairs of the new Governor’s Council on Tax Reform.Kelly selected Steve...

Governor’s statement regarding the Board of Regents decision

The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding the Board of Regents decision to keep undergraduate tuition flat next year:“I applaud the Kansas Board of Regents and Regents institutions for answering my call to hold undergraduate tuition...

SBA Grants Disaster Declaration for May Tornadoes

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Governor Laura Kelly's request for a SBA disaster declaration as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred May 28, 2019."I am pleased that Kansas has been granted this request by the Small...

Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration Requested

Governor Laura Kelly sent a disaster declaration request to the Small Business Administration for damage caused by an EF4 tornado that passed through the center of Douglas County, Kansas, on May 28.“The damage caused by the tornadoes stretched far and...

Governor applauds USDA relocation announcement

Gov. Laura Kelly applauded today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to relocate major research agencies from Washington, D.C., to the Kansas City region, along with nearly 600 high-paying federal jobs.“This is a significant win for Kansas...

Governor requests major presidential declaration

Governor Laura Kelly sent a request today to President Donald Trump asking for a major presidential declaration for the public assistance program for 63 counties in Kansas as a result of widespread, record rainfall and severe weather causing flooding,...

Governor announces Secretary for Department of Administration

Commends Acting Secretary Goossen for public serviceFollowing through on her commitment to build a strong, highly qualified cabinet, Governor Laura Kelly announced today DeAngela Burns-Wallace as her choice to lead the Kansas Department of...

Governor’s statement regarding the State Finance Council meeting

Gov. Laura Kelly today praised progress made toward easing serious problems at state prisons in Kansas.The governor cited prison pay increases approved during today’s State Finance Council meeting as an important step toward solving the crisis in the state...

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