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Kansas GOP leaders preparing to end COVID state of emergency


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators served notice Friday that they're preparing to end Kansas' state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic and accused Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly of having no "exit strategy."

Eight top leaders of the GOP-controlled Legislature, six of them currently Republicans, approved a shorter extension of the state of emergency than Kelly wanted, until June 15. The state of emergency was set to expire Friday, and state law required Kelly to get to lawmakers' approval to keep it in place. She sought the longest extension the law allows at one time, 30 d...

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