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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:32 AM

'I've been there, done that': Laura Kelly navigates GOP skepticism to score early wins

TOPEKA -- As Laura Kelly waited in the wings of a Johnson County auditorium before a town hall last month, the moderator introduced the 48th governor of Kansas by invoking Daenerys Targaryen, the dragon-riding queen from Game of Thrones.

Kelly wasn’t “the mother of dragons,” but instead “defender of education.”

Forget “breaker of chains.” Kelly was “victor in four hard-fought races” for state Senate.

Kelly will mark 100 days Wednesday in her crusade to reverse what she views as the damage inflicted by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Already, she can point to major victories.

Lawmakers approved $90 million in new money for public schools. The House passed Medicaid expansion. She successfully blocked a Republican-driven tax bill that she said would have been unaffordable.

Read more: https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article229430384.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:59 AM

1. the change in direction in America can lead back to what is happening in Kansas and 2018 election

 

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:56 AM

2. I adore her

She is also able to close just a little of the rural/urban gap that is killing us all nationally. That is gold. Thanks for posting. She and Sharice make waking up across this state line so much more comfortable to the thinking brain.

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Wed May 1, 2019, 02:45 PM

3. Unfortunately...

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The Kansas Senate narrowly shot down an attempt Wednesday to put Medicaid expansion in play, striking a blow to one of the best last chances for expansion supporters who hope to pass a plan this session.

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