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Senate votes to approve Governor’s appointments

Senate votes to approve Governor’s appointments

The Kansas Senate voted Wednesday to confirm all 33 of Governor Laura Kelly’s appointments heard and advanced by the Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee during the 2019 legislative interim.Of the 33 confirmed appointments advanced by the Senate...

Governor applauds Congressional passage of USMCA

Governor applauds Congressional passage of USMCA

Citing its importance to Kansas exports and the state’s economy, Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam expressed praise today for Congressional passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).“This is an important and...

The Kelly Budget: Continuing our progress

The Kelly Budget: Continuing our progress

Topeka, Kan. -- The second budget recommendation offered by Governor Laura Kelly delivers on her continued commitment to rebuilding Kansas after a decade of crisis. It maintains funding for Kansas public schools, includes funding to expand Medicaid,...

Governor Kelly delivers the State of the State address

Governor Kelly delivers the State of the State address

The following State of the State address is from Governor Laura Kelly: Mr. Speaker, Madam President, Madam Chief Justice, Lt. Governor Rogers, members of the Legislature, Cabinet officers, leaders of the Kansas tribes, honored guests, and fellow...

Governor announces planned resignation of Kansas Adjutant General

Governor announces planned resignation of Kansas Adjutant General

Governor Laura Kelly today announced the planned resignation of Kansas Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli.Tafanelli, who has served as the state’s Adjutant General since Jan. 8, 2011, will step down from his current post on March 31.The Adjutant...

Governor Laura Kelly coordinates state response to Spirit layoffs

Governor Laura Kelly coordinates state response to Spirit layoffs

Governor Laura Kelly today moved quickly to coordinate efforts of state agencies in response to planned layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita.  The Governor directed Wichita native and Labor Secretary Delía García to coordinate the state’s available...

Governor announces appointment to the Council on Travel and Tourism

Governor announces appointment to the Council on Travel and Tourism

Governor Kelly appointed Karen Hibbard, Manhattan, to the Council on Travel and Tourism.The mission of the Council is to advise on the development of new tourist attractions in Kansas and expansion of existing tourist attractions.“It’s clear that Hibbard...

Governor announces appointment to the Kansas State Fair Board

Governor announces appointment to the Kansas State Fair Board

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Holly Lofton, Lindsborg, to the Kansas State Fair Board.The purpose of the board is to promote and showcase Kansas agriculture, industry and culture; to create opportunity for commercial activity; and to provide an...

Governor Kelly’s first year rebuilding Kansas

Governor Kelly’s first year rebuilding Kansas

 With 2019 drawing to a close, Governor Laura Kelly reflected on her administration’s accomplishments during her first year in office and addressed the work still to be done to keep Kansas on the path to prosperity.“When I took office in January, I made a...

Governor announces appointment to the Council on Travel and Tourism

Governor announces appointment to the Council on Travel and Tourism

Governor Kelly appointed Chuck Magerl, Lawrence, to the Council on Travel and Tourism.The mission of the Council is to advise on the development of new tourist attractions in Kansas and the expansion of existing tourist attractions.“Chuck Magerl has had a...

Governor announces reappointment to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Governor announces reappointment to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Governor Laura Kelly reappointed Dr. Jerry Degrado, Wichita, to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.The purpose of the board is to regulate 16 different health-care professions in the state and ensure that health-care professionals meet and maintain certain...

Governor appoints Doug Louis to State Board of Technical Professions

Governor appoints Doug Louis to State Board of Technical Professions

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Doug Louis, Wichita, to the State Board of Technical Professions.  The board is tasked with providing maximum protection to the health, safety and welfare of Kansans by registering and licensing technical professionals...

Governor announces appointment to the State Library of Kansas Board

Governor announces appointment to the State Library of Kansas Board

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Steve Waugh, Topeka, 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 among libraries and promote and encourage innovative...

Governor announces appointment to Board of Accountancy

Governor announces appointment to Board of Accountancy

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Jim Gillespie, Overland Park, to the Board of Accountancy.  The board licenses and regulates certified public accountants (CPAs), and is a regulatory body authorized to carry out the laws and administrative regulations...

Governor Kelly announces reappointment to WSU Board of Trustees

Governor Kelly announces reappointment to WSU Board of Trustees

Governor Laura Kelly reappointed Laurie Labarca of Wichita to the Wichita State University Board of Trustees.The purpose of the board is to manage property, estates and funds given, transferred and pledged to Wichita State University.“Since 2016, Laurie...

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