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Message from the Governor regarding veto of House Bill 2033

The following message is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding her veto of HB 2033:I have a long record of supporting responsible, commonsense tax policy. Unfortunately, that is not what House Bill 2033 represents. It will decimate the state’s ability to pay...

Governor ends CGI contracts

Department of Revenue reviewed, recommended termination of IT contractsTOPEKA – After an exhaustive review of the agreements between the State of Kansas and CGI, an information technology company, Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the Kansas...

Governor signs bill creating Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Signs six additional bills into lawIn order to address the steady rise in youth suicide, Governor Laura Kelly today signed House Bill 2290 which creates the position of Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator in the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. This was...

Governor signs bill providing protection to child victims

Governor signs three billsIn an effort to improve protections for child victims of sex crimes, Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 18 on Monday afternoon. “Judges must interpret and apply the law with common sense and an understanding of the real...

Governor Kelly highlights progress to rebuild Kansas

Outlines successes of first legislative session of her administrationHighlighting the significant progress made to rebuild Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly outlined the major accomplishments of her first legislative session as governor during a press...

Statement on the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision today

The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly on the decision today by the Kansas Supreme Court regarding her Court of Appeals appointment:"I want to thank the Kansas Supreme Court for their expedited decision on this important issue. I encourage...

Governor’s message regarding taxes

The following message is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding taxes:“Lawmakers must exercise due diligence before overhauling our tax structure. In recent weeks, I asked my administration to begin outlining a plan to study and review tax policy in Kansas....

Governor to recognize Public Employee Appreciation Week

Topeka Metro Bus service free to public employees May 6 – 11 Governor Kelly will recognize Public Service Recognition week, Monday, May 6 to Saturday, May 11. Kelly will host a State Employee Quarterly Recognition Ceremony on May 8th and sign a...

Governor’s statement on budget vote

The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding the budget vote:“For many of our neighbors struggling with illness or disability, time is something they do not have. Due to the failure tonight, thousands of Kansans will go without health...

Governor’s message regarding tax reform

The following message is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding tax reform:“Time and again over the last several years, Kansas has made impulsive, poorly reviewed, sweeping changes to tax policy. With the exception of the original Brownback tax experiment,...

Governor’s statement on Senate Bill 67

The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding the legislature’s failure to override her veto of SB 67:“This is unnecessary legislation that would interfere with the relationship between women and their physicians. It forces health care...

Governor prioritizes corrections enhancements in budget amendment

In an effort to address the prison crisis, Governor Laura Kelly added over $30 million to improve the safety, compensation and conditions in the Department of Corrections through her Governor’s Budget Amendment released today.“When I took office in...

Governor appoints Sarah Warner to Kansas Court of Appeals

Today Governor Laura Kelly appointed Sarah E. Warner to fill the vacancy created by retired Court of Appeals Judge Patrick McAnany. Warner lives in Lenexa and practices law in Lawrence with Thompson Warner, P.A.“Sarah Warner is one of the brightest lawyers...

Governor Kelly’s first 100 days rebuilding Kansas

Outlines accomplishments, addresses the unfinished business of Medicaid ExpansionOne hundred days into her tenure as the 48th Governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly is reflecting on her accomplishments, highlighting successes and addressing the unfinished...

Governor Kelly highlights importance of accurate 2020 Census

Creates Kansas Complete Count Committee, appoints co-chairsThis morning, through Executive Order 19-07, Governor Laura Kelly launched an initiative to make every Kansan count. She established the Kansas Complete Count Committee (CCC) to ensure that every...

Governor announces Court of Appeals Nominating Committee candidates

Today Governor Laura Kelly announced that the Court of Appeals Nominating Committee selected Steve Obermeier of Olathe as the additional finalist for the vacancy created by the retirement of Court of Appeals Judge Patrick D. McAnany. Obermeier is an Assistant...

Message from the Governor regarding House Bill 2209

The following message is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding House Bill 2209: House Bill 2209 makes sweeping changes to healthcare policy in Kansas. After long and careful deliberation – including in-depth discussions with both opponents and proponents --...

Governor Kelly urges caution following Consensus Revenue report

The Consensus Revenue Estimating group met today to revise revenue estimates for the coming years. They revised revenue estimates up slightly in this fiscal year, FY 2020 and FY 2021 by a total of $14.9 million. The revisions include the impact of...

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