Permanent fence installed around Kansas governor's mansion
June 18, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Workers were installing a permanent metal fence Friday around the Kansas governor's mansion in Topeka as part of security upgrades at Cedar Crest.
The upgrades come after a federal Department of Homeland Security assessment of the property earlier this year.
Gov. Laura Kelly's office said no specific threat prompted the decision to install the fence, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
The Department of Administration said the project would cost $217,000.
"The climate of civil unrest and threats towards governors in general and Governor Kelly specifically greatly infl...