Kelly expected to push for school, Medicaid funds

State News

January 16, 2019 - 9:52 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is expected to make a pitch to the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature for boosting spending on public schools and expanding Medicaid.

Kelly was scheduled to deliver her first State of the State address at 6:30 p.m. today to a joint session of the Legislature. She took office on Monday.

The governor and fellow Democrats want to move quickly to boost education funding.

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