Kansas lawmakers moving quickly on COVID-19 legislation
January 17, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have been moving quickly on legislation that would extend the state's COVID-19 emergency declaration before it expires on Jan. 26.
"I've not seen, and I don't think we've seen before, a bill that moved with such expediency," said Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City. "I daresay it is abnormal and it lends a certain question as to how fairly it can be deliberated and considered. This is a very crucial issue in terms of the public health."
The temporary bills moving in the state Senate and House deal with COVID-19-related provisions that impact the coronaviru...