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Kansas governor OKs extra funds for courts, higher education


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Budget legislation signed Friday by Gov. Laura Kelly increases funding for Kansas courts, provides extra dollars for higher education and funds a new state health laboratory.

The measure contains a piece of a nearly $21 billion spending blueprint for state government for the budget year beginning July 1.

Kelly used her power to veto individual budget items to remove only one provision. It would provide $500,000 for clinical trials of a COVID-19 treatment using stem cells. Kelly called it "unneeded" because of existing treatments and COVID-19 vaccines.

The measure inclu...

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