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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...

Governor appoints two members to the Closed Case Task Force

Governor appoints two members to the Closed Case Task Force

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Alice Craig and Cory Sheedy to the Closed Case Task Force.The task force was established as a more comprehensive criminal justice reform effort. Its purpose is to consult with practitioners and experts to develop a plan to...

Governor Kelly applauds August 2019 Kansas Labor Report

Governor Kelly applauds August 2019 Kansas Labor Report

Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced encouraging news in job growth and low unemployment in Kansas. The number of total nonfarm jobs in Kansas increased by 7,900 from July, and private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, increased by 4,200 from...

Governor Kelly Announces Federal Funding to Communities

Governor Kelly Announces Federal Funding to Communities

Governor Laura Kelly announced more than $1.2 million from the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program awarded to communities across Kansas. “It takes great courage to leave an abuser. Oftentimes, victims need to leave a...

Governor directs flags be flown half-staff for Patriot Day

Governor directs flags be flown half-staff for Patriot Day

In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, and in recognition of Patriot Day, September 11, 2019, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff on September 11. President Donald J. Trump also issued a flag...

Governor appoints Buddy Sell to State Use Law Committee

Governor appoints Buddy Sell to State Use Law Committee

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Buddy Sell, Wichita, to the State Use Law Committee.The State Use Law Committee works to advise the Kansas director of purchases on issues surrounding the purchase of products and services that are provided by blind or...

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