Kansas governor more forceful against COVID vaccine mandates


November 5, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly grew more forceful Friday in opposing President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying it's "too late" in the coronavirus pandemic to impose them after Kansas and other states tailored responses to their needs.

Kelly's latest statement came a day after she argued that federal mandates "tend not to work," though they've boosted vaccination rates elsewhere. She faces a difficult race for reelection next year in her Republican-leaning state, and GOP officials have been attacking the Democratic president's mandates for weeks and criticizi...

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