As governor, Kelly’s top priorities tied to budget

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State News

January 14, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Democrat Governor Laura Kelly delivers her inaugural speech is front of the steps of the Kansas State Capitol building on Jan. 14 in Topeka, Kan. Governor Kelly is presented with blankets from local native America tribes. (Mark Reinstein/Zuma Press/TNS)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Laura Kelly’s top priorities as Kansas’ new governor arise from her work as a state lawmaker and a decade as one of the Legislature’s key players on budget issues.

Kelly, formerly a veteran state senator from Topeka, has an agenda that includes boosting spending on public schools and expanding the state’s Medicaid health coverage for the needy.

A look at Kelly’s priorities as governor and her history:

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