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    Whistleblower alleges serious fraud, abuse at state agency

    A whistleblower complaint by a former Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) employee alleges serious misconduct by the division management. The whistleblower, Jackie Craine, a former branch director of grant management for KDEM, and previous internal...

    COVID mortality rate hits new low, Kelly imposes mask mandate

    The COVID mortality rate in Kansas fell to a record-low 1.9% statewide, and the rate outside of state-identified clusters also set a new low of 0.9% on Monday.  On the same day, Governor Laura...

    Gov. Kelly’s budget plan creates $1.5 billion deficit in 2022

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced budget changes last week that she said would close a $653 million deficit in the 2021 fiscal year starting July 1. The Sentinel reported that most of those changes...

    Media crucified Brownback, but glosses over Kelly’s budget tricks

    When Republican Governor Sam Brownback used budget tricks to avoiding spending cuts, media pounded him on the front page and in editorials.  But they give Democrat Governor Laura Kelly a pass when she does...