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Kansas Governor moves transportation plan FORWARD

Kansas Governor moves transportation plan FORWARD

Governor Laura Kelly and Julie Lorenz, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), announced a new transportation program, FORWARD, at a news conference today as part of the Transportation Day activities at the State Capitol.“Key features...

Governor announces appointment to Kansas Water Authority

Governor announces appointment to Kansas Water Authority

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Lynn Goossen, Colby, to the Kansas Water Authority.The water authority advises the governor, the Legislature and the director of the Kansas Water Office (KWO) on water policy issues — including the approval of the Kansas...

Governor announces appointments to the 911 Coordinating Council

Governor announces appointments to the 911 Coordinating Council

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Jacqueline Brown and Mike Daniels to the 911 Coordinating Council.The Council monitors the delivery of 911 services in Kansas, develops strategies for future enhancements to the 911 system and distributes available grant...

Governor announces appointment to Human Rights Commission

Governor announces appointment to Human Rights Commission

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Laurel Klein Searles to the Human Rights Commission. Her appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.The mission of the commission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination and assure equal opportunities in the state of...

Legislation for next transportation plan introduced

Legislation for next transportation plan introduced

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz introduced legislation today for FORWARD, Kansas’ next 10-year transportation program.In directing Secretary Lorenz to craft the FORWARD plan, Governor Laura Kelly emphasized the importance of well...

Governor announces appointment to Quality Care Improvement Panel

Governor announces appointment to Quality Care Improvement Panel

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Georgianna Correll to the Quality Care Improvement Panel. The panel administers and selects the reimbursements of monies in the quality care assessment fund. It reports to Senate and House committees on quality and efficiency...

Governor Kelly Announces Reorganization of Energy Office

Governor Kelly Announces Reorganization of Energy Office

Governor Laura Kelly today announced her intent to submit an executive reorganization order (ERO) to the Kansas Legislature, moving the Energy Office out of the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) and into a separate, independent entity. This...

Executive Order No. 20-01

Executive Order No. 20-01

Executive Order No. 20-01, establishing the Court of Appeals Nominating Commission.  

Governor establishes Court of Appeals Nominating Commission

Governor establishes Court of Appeals Nominating Commission

Today Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-01, establishing the Court of Appeals Nominating Commission. Similar to the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, the Court of Appeals Nominating Commission will be composed of nine Kansans—five legal...

Governor’s Council on Tax Reform releases interim report

Governor’s Council on Tax Reform releases interim report

The Governor’s Council on Tax Reform has released its interim report for consideration by the Kansas Legislature, following months of meetings by the Council.Last year, Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 19-11 establishing the bipartisan...

Governor Kelly appoints Adjutant General

Governor Kelly appoints Adjutant General

Governor Laura Kelly today appointed David A. Weishaar as Adjutant General, to replace General Lee Tafanelli. Weishaar currently serves as Commander of the Kansas Air National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General-Air.“General Weishaar is highly qualified...

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...

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