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Governor announces appointment to Kansas Water Authority

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Jeremiah Hobbs, La Crosse, to the Kansas Water Authority. “Jeremiah has a long history of experience with water-related issues in our state,” Kelly said. “We are excited to have him join our team. I know he will offer great...

Governor appoints two members to Humanities Kansas

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Brad Allen and Lisa Sisley to Humanities Kansas, which was formerly named the Kansas Humanities Council.“The Humanities Kansas board is dedicated to ensuring that people across our state have access to programs to help enrich...

Governor appoints two members to the Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Amy Elliott and reappointed Barry Bedene to the Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts. “Barry and Amy are dedicated individuals, and we are fortunate to have them on our mortuary board,” Kelly said. “I know they will work hard to...

Governor sends assistance in response to Tyson plant fire

Governor Laura Kelly sent assistance from her administration in response to a fire overnight that caused significant damage to the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb.“Our agencies are prepared to coordinate support for Tyson and its workers as needed...

Governor’s statement on the El Paso and Dayton Shooting

My thoughts go out to the people of El Paso and Dayton today. And, to everyone touched by these tragedies. Unfortunately, they are not alone. We have now seen our 251st mass shooting for the year. We have seen hundreds of communities ravaged by...

Governor signs executive order ending the Kansas-Missouri border war

Good morning. Thanks for being here. After years of tensions and negotiations between Kansas and our neighboring state Missouri, we’re finally able to announce the end of the so-called border war.I’m signing Executive Order 19-09, which directs the Kansas...

Governor urges support for USMCA Agreement

Governor Laura Kelly has urged Kansas’ congressional delegation to support the pending United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), due to its importance to Kansas trade and exports, and the state’s economy.“Kansas has always been – and always will be –...

Governor appoints 28 individuals to Kansas Complete Count Committee

Governor Laura Kelly made 28 appointments to the Kansas Complete Count Committee created through Executive Order #19-07.The committee’s duty is to coordinate efforts to promote and advertise the 2020 Census. Committee members will coordinate responses to...

Governor’s statement on Chief Justice Nuss’ retirement

The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding today’s retirement announcement of Chief Justice Lawton Nuss: “From his beginnings as a Marine and then a young lawyer in Salina, to serving on our state’s highest court for the last 17 years...

Governor appoints three members to the Kansas State Fair Board

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Dylan Evans, Sarah Green, and Kathy Brazle to the Kansas State Fair board.“The Kansas state fair is an important part of Kansas’ story,” Kelly said. “It’s a cherished annual tradition, and Kansans deserve board members who...

Governor’s Appointments Pass Senate Oversight Committee

The Kansas Senate Oversight Committee Monday approved Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Shawnee, to serve as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Administration and Herman Jones, Berryton, as Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, along with other...

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