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Governor Kelly discusses Quivira water rights

Governor Kelly discusses Quivira water rights

Governor Laura Kelly expressed her support for a recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service addressing concerns involving the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas.For decades, the Fish and Wildlife...

Governor Kelly discusses tariffs, USMCA at USTR office

Governor Kelly discusses tariffs, USMCA at USTR office

Governor Laura Kelly met Thursday in Washington D.C. with delegates from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to discuss the impact of tariffs and what her administration could do to improve trade relations to benefit Kansas farmers,...

Third meeting for the Governor’s Council on Tax Reform concludes

Third meeting for the Governor’s Council on Tax Reform concludes

The third meeting for the bipartisan Governor’s Council on Tax Reform concluded this afternoon. The group, composed of experts, representatives and stakeholders, is performing an in-depth study of the state’s current tax system. Once their study is...

Governor announces appointments to the State Library of Kansas Board

Governor announces appointments to the State Library of Kansas Board

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez, Leslie Weishaar, Susan Moyer and Tom Taylor to the State Library of Kansas Board.The mission of the board is to advocate for statewide library services and resources, and to encourage cooperation...

Governor announces appointments to the Council on Travel and Tourism

Governor announces appointments to the Council on Travel and Tourism

Governor Kelly appointed Suzan Barnes and Kevin Fern to the Council on Travel and Tourism.“The tourism industry is an essential part of our state’s economy,” Kelly said. “I trust that both Suzan and Kevin will be great additions to the council, as they...

Governor’s Appointments pass Senate Oversight Committee

Governor’s Appointments pass Senate Oversight Committee

The Kansas Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee Tuesday approved Jeff Zmuda to serve as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections, along with other appointments to state boards and agencies.“I appreciate the Senate committee’s action in...

Governor Kelly appoints Dr. Maya Nunley to the Kansas Dental Board

Governor Kelly appoints Dr. Maya Nunley to the Kansas Dental Board

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Dr. Maya Nunley, Wichita, to the Kansas Dental Board.The purpose of the board is to adopt rules, issue licenses and conduct hearings to revoke or suspend dental licenses.“Dr. Nunley is a highly qualified dentist, and I...

Governor announces appointment to the Governor’s Military Council

Governor announces appointment to the Governor’s Military Council

Governor Kelly appointed Dr. Stephanie Davis, Lawrence, to the Governor’s Military Council.The goal of the Council is to pursue initiatives to enhance the quality of life for our servicemen and servicewomen, veterans and their families. Council members...

Second meeting for the Governor’s Council on Tax Reform concludes

Second meeting for the Governor’s Council on Tax Reform concludes

The second meeting for the Governor’s Council on Tax Reform concluded this afternoon. The bipartisan group of experts, representatives and stakeholders are performing an in-depth study of the state’s current tax system.The meeting began with a budget...

Governor’s Statement on the Kansas City, Kan., Shooting

Governor’s Statement on the Kansas City, Kan., Shooting

We're mourning the victims of yet another mass shooting, this time in Kansas City, Kan., where four people were killed and another five wounded.I continue to be frustrated that these mass shootings and killings occur with regular frequency. Our nation has...

Governor to honor National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

Governor to honor National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, and in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day on Sunday, October 6, 2019, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown...

Governor joins other states in amicus brief supporting DACA

Governor joins other states in amicus brief supporting DACA

Governor Laura Kelly today joined other states in legal action supporting the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.Kelly joined Michigan, Nevada and Wisconsin, as well as Montana Governor Steve Bullock, in filing an amicus brief in...

Governor responds to the Attorney General’s opinion on Notice 19-04

Governor responds to the Attorney General’s opinion on Notice 19-04

The following quote is from Governor Laura Kelly in response to the Kansas Attorney General’s opinion on the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Notice 19-04: : “This is about protecting our friends and neighbors doing business on Main Street and throughout our...

Governor announces appointment to Board of Accountancy

Governor announces appointment to Board of Accountancy

Governor Kelly appointed Julie Spiegel, Manhattan, to the Board of Accountancy.The board licenses and regulates certified public accountants, and is authorized to carry out the laws and administrative regulations governing CPAs. The board is disciplinary...

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Honors Six Kansas Schools

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Honors Six Kansas Schools

Six schools in Kansas were named Thursday as National Blue Ribbon Schools for excellence in academia. The Blue Ribbon distinction is considered one of the more prestigious education awards in the nation.“I’m proud of these schools for receiving an award...

Governor launches first Council on Tax Reform meeting

Governor launches first Council on Tax Reform meeting

Governor Laura Kelly today lauded the successful start of a bipartisan, in-depth study of the state’s tax system.The Governor’s Council on Tax Reform, which will make specific statutory recommendations to state lawmakers, met for the first time Tuesday and...

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