Gov. Kelly makes racial justice recommendations

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly released a report Thursday outlining more than 60 recommendations to the state Legislature and local government officials on how to tackle racial justice issues.

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December 11, 2020 - 3:11 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly released a report Thursday outlining more than 60 recommendations to the state Legislature and local government officials on how to tackle racial justice issues.

The report’s recommendations were crafted by the 15-member Commission on Racial Equity and Justice, which Kelly appointed in June in response to the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The racial justice commission approved the recommendations after five months of bi-weekly meetings and 26 learning sessions with community members, law enforcement representatives and others, according to an announcement.

“I implore legislators and law enforcement agencies across the state to take a close look at these recommendations and see how they can create real change for the communities they serve,” Kelly said in the statement. 

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