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Lt. Governor Rogers’ Testimony

Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers' testimony to the Kansas House Rural Revitalization Committee:Mr. Chairman and members of the Rural Revitalization Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the Office of Rural Prosperity. Thank you, also, for the significant...

Governor nominates Judge Jeffry Jack to Kansas Court of Appeals

Today Governor Laura Kelly nominated Judge Jeffry Jack to fill the vacancy created by retired Court of Appeals Judge Patrick McAnany. Judge Jack has been a district judge in Labette County in the Eleventh Judicial District since 2005.“I’m pleased and proud...

Governor congratulates Oscar-winning screenwriter Kevin Willmott

The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding Kevin Willmott, KU professor and Kansas native, winning the Oscar for best adapted screenplay last night:"I'm pleased to congratulate KU professor and Junction City native Kevin Willmott on a...

Governor Laura Kelly announces new transparency initiatives at DCF

In her ongoing commitment to increasing transparency and fixing Kansas’ broken foster care system, Governor Laura Kelly and Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced new initiatives designed to improve the agency’s efforts...

Governor’s statement on the passage of Senate Bill 9

The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly on the passage of Senate Bill 9, a $115 million payment to KPERS to make up for years of delayed and eliminated payments:“After years of delayed, reduced and eliminated pension payments to prop up a...

Governor announces acting Secretary of Revenue

Governor Laura Kelly announced today Mark Burghart as her choice to lead the Kansas Department of Revenue. Burghart will take over for Mark Beshears who led the agency for an interim period.“I’m pleased to have Mark Burghart on board to lead the Department...

Governor Kelly announces three Court of Appeals finalists

Governor Kelly announces three Court of Appeals finalists Governor Laura Kelly announced today the three finalists selected by the Court of Appeals nominating committee. She will select her choice to fill the Court of Appeals vacancy before March 15, 2019. Her choice...

Governor Kelly Releases Medicaid Expansion Bill

Governor Laura Kelly today released a Medicaid expansion bill that will expand affordable healthcare to 150,000 more Kansans, protect and strengthen rural hospitals, and bring Kansas federal tax dollars back to the state.“It’s long past time to expand Medicaid so that...

Budget Column: A commonsense first step for Kansas

The following column is by Governor Laura Kelly. After years of financial crisis, budget catastrophes and devastating cuts to Kansas’ most prized investments, last week I put forth a balanced, commonsense budget that is a first step on Kansas’ road to...

The Kelly Budget: A balanced, commonsense first step

Governor’s plan restores funding to Kansas schools, pays down debt, restores fiscal stability -- without raising taxes Topeka, Kan. -- After years of financial crisis, upside down budgets and devastating cuts to Kansas’ most prized investments, Governor...

Governor Laura Kelly’s State of the State Address

Remarks prepared for deliveryMr. Speaker, Madam President, Chief Justice, Members of the Supreme Court, Members of the Legislature, Honored Guests, and my Fellow Kansans:What a profound honor to stand before you tonight to offer a vision for the state we...

Governor Kelly announces Kansas Lottery Executive Director

Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Stephen Durrell will serve as the Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery. Durrell has served as the Chief Counsel and Assisted Attorney General to the Kansas Lottery since 2007.“Stephen brings decades of...

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