A revival of rural Kansas can come from drawing businesses and housing to the centers of small cities and by building better highways, gubernatorial candidate Laura Kelly said Monday.
In a plan she says could invigorate rural areas, the Democrat also calls for propping up small grocery stores, expanding Medicaid coverage, reopening state offices closed in recent years and fixing deteriorating housing in those areas.
The state senator from Topeka didnt put a price tag on her rural rejuvenation plan. But she said some of it would be paid for by shifting money from underperforming economic development efforts. She promised a review of existing programs to sort out which ones have failed to deliver jobs and rural development.
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