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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly: A Pandemic Is No Time For ‘Political Games’

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly  (D) during her victory speech in November 2018.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) during her victory speech in November 2018.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly won a court battle this weekend over the Republican-led Kansas legislature. GOP lawmakers voted to override the Democratic governor’s executive order limiting the size of religious gatherings that aimed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In response, Governor Kelly sued the legislature. The state Supreme Court ruled in Kelly’s favor on Saturday, right before Easter.

Gov. Kelly joins us to talk about leading a divided government in a time of national emergency.  How is Kansas dealing with the pandemic? Does she feel like she’s getting enough support from the President? We also ask her to weigh in on other governors’ plans to begin lifting coronavirus restrictions.

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