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GOP claims Kansas governor is spending COVID funds illegally


August 18, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are accusing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration of illegally spending at least $86 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds by not getting their approval first.

Kelly's office on Tuesday did not immediately respond to a letter from Senate President Ty Masterson, House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. and the chairs of the House and Senate budget committees. In the letter sent Monday, the lawmakers threatened to "explore all necessary legal actions" if she does not seek approval from leaders of the GOP-controlled Legislature before...

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