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New Democratic Kansas governor promises bipartisan approach

 

January 13, 2019



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor called Monday for the state to "forge a new chapter" of bipartisanship, arguing as she took office that the Statehouse had lost the "spirit of neighbor-helping-neighbor" under her Republican predecessors.

Laura Kelly was sworn in as the state's 48th governor on the Capitol steps, in front of huge banners declaring "Equality," ''Education" and "Opportunity." Her supporters celebrated a sharp break with her conservative GOP predecessors, even as she attempted to summon an ethos of cooperation across political, ethnic and religious lines.

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