GOP ends COVID emergency in Kansas; Kelly sees 'obstruction'
June 16, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will struggle to vaccinate residents and thousands of families will lose extra food aid because top Republican legislators on Tuesday ended a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, one of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's top aides said.
Will Lawrence, the governor's chief of staff, said Kansas won't be able to use its National Guard to distribute vaccines or personal protective equipment. He said it's "just going to be more difficult" for state agencies to address COVID-19.
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