Amid protests, Kelly says May 3 reopening of Kansas in doubt
April 24, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday that her goal is to start reopening the Kansas economy on May 3 but she may not be able to do it because the state is "nowhere near" having the supplies needed for adequate coronavirus testing.
Kelly's comments came after hundreds of people protested around the Statehouse against a stay-at-home order from the Democratic governor set to expire May 3. Participants in similar protests across the country contended that such orders damage the economy and violate people's civil rights.
Health and government officials argue such orders orders a...