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A high-stakes year for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly

The Kansas Legislature adjourned on Monday, ending the final session of Gov. Laura Kelly's first term in office. The Republican-controlled House and Senate overrode several more of Kelly's vetoes and left a number of Democratic priorities unfulfilled. "In spite of many efforts to thwart our agenda," Kelly tells KCUR's Brian...
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Governor Laura Kelly ceremonially signs bill cutting sales taxes for farmers and ranchers impacted by four-county fire

Body Governor Laura Kelly ceremonially signed bipartisan House Bill 2239 Monday, May 23rd, which provides sales and property tax relief to Kansans impacted by natural disasters. The measure includes a sales tax exemption for agricultural fencing and empowers county commissions to abate property taxes when the governor has declared a disaster and properties or homesteads have been damaged. In addition to these measures, the underlying legislation provides property tax relief by increasing the property tax exemption on all residential properties and providing a property tax refund for seniors and veterans.
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Governor Laura Kelly welcomed the Kansas State University Classy Cats to the Statehouse to recognize the team’s 1A Pom National Championship title

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the statement, Gov. Kelly signed a proclamation declaring May 23, 2022, as “Kansas State Classy Cats Victory Day.”. Governor Laura Kelly released the following statement:. “It is my great pleasure to welcome our very own K-State Classy Cats to the Statehouse to celebrate...

Governor Laura Kelly Proclaims May 21-27 as Safe Boating Week

PRATT – Kansas reservoirs are a treasured outdoor resource in the Sunflower State, offering numerous opportunities to boat, paddle, ski and swim. And while these activities can be a safe and healthy option for all, precautions must be taken. U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) statistics identify drowning as the reported...

Gov. Laura Kelly's freeze on tuition could be mixed bag for Kansas' state universities

Even the best year in terms of state legislature support for higher education funding still has some Kansas state university presidents worried. Out of the Kansas Board of Regents' initial ask for $45.7 million to meet inflation challenges and restore some funding cuts over the pandemic school years, the Kansas Legislature ultimately appropriated $37.5 million in new funding for the six state universities.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly officially files for reelection

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday that she is running for reelection. The Democratic governor will run alongside her Lieutenant Gov. David Toland in November. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done over the past three years and hope to continue building on these accomplishments in...

Governor Laura Kelly files for re-election in Kansas

TOPEKA, Ks. (KCTV) - Governor Laura Kelly has officially filed for re-election in the sunflower state. On Monday, the Governor shared on Twitter that she filed her paperwork for the 2022 election. So far, four republican challengers have announced they’re running in the primaries to win the party’s nomination for...