May 24, 2024

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Tag: Ty Masterson

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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ACLU, KNEA tell schools to ignore Women’s Bill of Rights law

Just days before the “Women’s Bill of Rights” law goes into effect on July 1, the American Civil Liberties Union…

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Petty politics prevented $1.4 billion in tax relief in Kansas

Virtually every effort to provide state tax relief over the last ten years was met with the ‘Don’t Be Like…

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Kelly vetoes bills that protect women and children

If there was ever any doubt about Kansas Governor Laura Kelly being “middle of the road,” as she claimed in…

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Kansas Reflector gaslights readers on school funding, makes false accusations of legislators

A recent story about school funding in the Kansas Reflector reminded me of a quote by Winston Churchill – a…

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Fairness in Women’s Sports Act becomes law

After three years of attempts, the full legislature has overridden Democrat Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of the “Fairness in Women’s…

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Masterson vows override efforts on PBR, fairness vetoes

Senate President Ty Masterson criticized Governor Laura Kelly’s vetoes of the Parents’ Bill of Rights, Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,…

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Judicial selection amendment proposed by Masterson

Senate President Ty Masterson is proposing a constitutional amendment on judicial selection, which would change the manner in which Kansas…

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Republicans differ on approach to eliminating federal vaccine mandate

Three Kansas state senators and two state representatives are asking fellow lawmakers to petition Governor Laura Kelly for a special…

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Supreme Court issues stay in SB 40 case

After intervention by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Supreme Court has issued a stay in the case involving…

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GOP leaders to Governor: Stop illegally spending COVID relief funds

Republican leaders in the Kansas House and Kansas Senate will consider legal action against Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration over its…

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Confusion reigns on emergency orders after judge issues SB 40 ruling

Morris County officials are operating as if Senate Bill 40 is still in effect thanks in part to the threat…

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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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Legislature overrides Kelly’s veto of tax relief bill

It took four years, but lawmakers yesterday overrode Governor Kelly’s veto of legislation that will reverse unintended state tax increases…

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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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Olson flip-flop kills education choice, school funding bill

An education funding bill that included expanding a tax credit scholarship program and providing parents education savings account options for…

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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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Kansas lawmakers consider mandate for in-person learning option

Eighth-grader Ian Reimer has attended school in person for three days since March 12, 2020. The Gardner-Edgerton student started school…

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CDC, KS school board issue stringent school opening guidance

The Center for Disease Control and the Kansas State Department of Education issued new, stringent school opening guidance week, but…

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‘Energy Choice Act’ would prevent cities from banning natural gas

Concerned about movements in places like Berkeley, California, Seattle, and — ironically — Lawrence, to either ban natural gas in…

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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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Beverly Gossage, Dave Owen vying to replace Julia Lynn

Now that Kansas Sen. Julia Lynn’s name won’t appear on the general election ballot in November, Beverly Gossage and Dave…

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Are Future Vision mailers about the election for Senate President?

Kansans recently received mysterious mailers from a group called Future Vision attacking multiple Kansas Senate candidates, and this prompted questions…

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