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Kansas church dispute pits health, constitutional concerns


April 10, 2020

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus faceoff over church services in Kansas just days before Easter weekend has put the state's Republican-led Legislature at odds with its Democratic governor.

Though the Republican lawmakers and Gov. Laura Kelly generally agree that people should stay home to worship, they disagree on whether the state has the constitutional authority to order it.

On Wednesday, a Republican-dominated panel of legislative leaders overturned Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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