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Governor receives final report, recommendations from Wildfire Task Force

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced that the Governor’s Wildfire Task Force has submitted its final report summarizing and providing recommendations on how to improve the systems, procedures, and personnel that…

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Judicial branch announces plan to restore court information systems

Submitted The Kansas judicial branch tentatively plans to restore most information systems used by district courts in 104 Kansas counties by year-end, including systems used to process cases and receive…

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Total investment of nearly $12 million made through matching funds

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced that $5 million has been awarded to eight internet service providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants for 2023. The awards will…

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Commissioner awards grant funds for financial literacy education

Submitted The Office of the State Bank Commissioner has awarded $189,091 in grant funds to eight Kansas organizations to provide financial literacy education throughout the state. The mission of the…

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Executive leadership team promotions announced

Submitted Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Secretary Laura Howard announced Monday, Nov. 27, two promotions within the agency’s Executive Leadership Team. Andrew Brown, KDADS Behavioral Health Services…

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Over $12 million awarded to KDOT cost share projects

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed announced Tuesday, Nov. 28, that more than $12 million state dollars will be awarded to 16 transportation construction projects across Kansas…

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‘Presidential Preference Primary’ quickly approaching

Registered voters in Kansas are taking a big sigh of relief after ballots of the 2023 School Board/City Official General Election were officially canvassed. However, Kansans now need to turn…

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Kansas awarded millions to strengthen food supply chain infrastructure

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service announced on Nov. 21, it has a cooperative agreement with Kansas under the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program (RFSI). Through…

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Governor rescinds license plate proposal, will allow public input

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28, that the Kansas Department of Revenue will pause production on the license plate design revealed last Wednesday and create a process…

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Statewide art contest for bookmark designs announced

Submitted The State Library of Kansas has announced a statewide art contest, which will be featured alongside the Kansas Notable Books and Kansas Great Reads selection, celebrating outstanding works that…

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KCC approves settlement agreement in Evergy rate case

Submitted The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has approved a proposed settlement agreement in the Evergy rate case. The unanimous agreement, resolving all issues in the case, was submitted to the…

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Grant applications are open for Infrastructure program

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is now accepting grant applications for the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) program. Nearly $6.46 million was awarded to the agency through a cooperative…

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Kansas Supreme Court releases statement on security incident

Submitted The seven justices of the Kansas Supreme Court released the following statement regarding the Oct. 12 security incident that disrupted access to information systems used by courts statewide. Below…

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Investment in water quality, quantity, infrastructure announced

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced Monday, Nov. 13, that the State Finance Council (SFC) approved the transfer of $15.8 million from the State Water Plan Fund to facilitate water projects…

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Water Subcabinet created to drive collaborative solutions

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced Thursday, Nov. 9, that she has formed the Kansas Water Subcabinet to formalize cross-agency coordination, collaboration, and planning on the state’s water quantity and quality…

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