Kansas GOP Slap Fight With Guv Kelly Over COVID Cash

An argument over money probably doesn't elicit much confidence from many Kansas residents who are still waiting on their unemployment insurance from an old & busted website.

Check the money line . . .

"“Respect for the rule of law compels you to cease your attempt to circumvent the will of the people as expressed by the Legislature and approved by your own hand,” the Republican lawmakers wrote.

Kelly's office contends the spending in question falls under a plan legislative leaders approved in June 2020, allocating $1.8 billion in federal relief funds. The disagreement was first reported by the Sunflower State Journal."

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GOP claims Kansas governor is spending COVID funds illegally

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.