June 19, 2024

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Tag: Dan Hawkins

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill to ban ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors

A new law that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors has been vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. Senate…

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Democrats push property tax hike on cars, farms, businesses

With the legislative session just around the corner, Kansas House Democrats are pushing a big property tax increase on cars…

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Judge blocks abortion notification requirements in Kansas

A Kansas court has temporarily blocked a long-standing abortion law called the “Women’s Right to Know Act.” On Oct. 30,…

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Kelly vetoes bill that would have helped childcare crisis

One of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery post-pandemic has been the difficulty in finding childcare. Writing in the Wichita…

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KC Star falsely accuses Majority Leader Hawkins to protect Kelly admin

The Kansas City Star this week reaffirmed that it won’t let the truth get in the way of its support…

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Kelly seeks at least 76 more days of COVID emergency declaration

Gov. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, seeks to extend an emergency declaration through the end of August. However, members of…

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LCC allows 15-day emergency extension, signals June 15 end

The emergency order is still in place, but Gov. Laura Kelly’s emergency declaration likely will end on June 15. The…

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Gov. Kelly wants another 30-day COVID emergency declaration

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly asked the Legislative Coordinating Council to extend the COVID emergency declaration for another 30 days. Kelly’s…

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Kelly vetoes tax relief in SB 50, wants to keep ‘found wallet’

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed SB 50, legislation that would have reversed state tax increases resulting from the 2017…

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State, county officials grapple with mask mandates under new law

Kansas counties shifted gears on mask mandates as Senate Bill 40 became law. Kansas’s largest counties are taking different approaches…

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Fellow Democrat blasts Kelly for unemployment issues

Editor’s note: Due to a reporter’s error, a previous version of this story said that Governor Laura Kelly in 2019…

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Kelly admin calls withholding vaccines ‘enforcement mechanism’

Yesterday, we learned that KDHE ordered Riley County to stop vaccinating people until other counties caught up, and threatened to…

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Legislators signal they’ll reject Kelly’s tax-and-spend budget proposal

Gov. Laura Kelly’s FY 2022 budget proposal appears to be dead on arrival at the Kansas Legislature. Her record-setting $8…

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Osage, Coffey Counties missing vaccine, despite KDHE claims

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says all 105 Kansas counties received doses of COVID-19 vaccines, but that’s not…

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Gov. Kelly wants legislative approval for statewide mask mandate

Gov. Laura Kelly told reporters on Wednesday that she intends to host bipartisan talks with legislative leaders to craft a…

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Gov. Kelly’s September COVID deaths claim is grossly exaggerated

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly at yesterday’s press conference made a consciously exaggerated and deceptive claim about COVID deaths in September. …

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McClatchy cover-up of KDHE deception mask-querades as news story

The McClatchy-owned Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle on Sunday published a lengthy endorsement of the Kelly administration’s use of…

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More deception: KDHE hid data to justify mask mandate

Data obtained in an Open Records request from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows KDHE didn’t ‘just’ manipulate…

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Gov. Kelly shuts down legislator’s COVID transparency inquiry

For the second time in less than a month, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly shut down a discussion and refused to…

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Kansas AG says counties can opt out of Kelly’s school mask order

In another apparent abuse of the rule of law, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly insists — contrary to the advice of the top…

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Governor Kelly ignores Majority Leader’s COVID transparency request

Don’t expect additional COVID transparency from the State of Kansas any time soon. Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins, (R-Wichita),…

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House tax committee chooses government interests over taxpayers

At Tuesday’s House Taxation Committee, Rep. Ken Corbet (R-Topeka) expressed frustration that the committee seems to favor government interests over…

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COVID cases trending down but Kelly extends shutdown order

Legislators and others feared Kansas Governor Laura Kelly would drag out her economic shutdown when she wouldn’t identify specific criteria…

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New poll shows 75 percent of Republican voters reject Medicaid expansion

A new poll reveals more than three-quarters of Republicans oppose using taxpayer money to provide Medicaid to able-bodied, working adults.…

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