Kansas Guv Kelly Fights For Weed, Medicaid & Trans Rights In 'State Of State' Speech

After defeating the so-called "red wave" from the Kansas GOP . . . The leading Democratic Party politico in Kansas seems emboldened.

Here's the basics of what she said tonight . . .

(Guv) Kelly used her annual State of the State address to decry what she called efforts to “turn parents against teachers” and “turn communities against their schools.” She wasn’t specific, but top Republicans have promised to pursue several ideas in vogue in GOP-led states, including restrictions on what public K-12 schools can teach about gender and sexuality.

Republican lawmakers plan to pursue a measure to allow parents to claim tax dollars previously earmarked for public schools to cover private or home schooling costs. Iowa’s GOP-controlled Legislature approved such a plan early Tuesday. Kelly strongly opposes the idea.

Kelly also toughened her tone in advocating for the legalization of marijuana for medical uses, calling the state’s current prohibition “ridiculous.” She highlighted the case of a terminally ill man who had his northwestern Kansas hospital room raided by police because he was using marijuana extracts to ease his pain.

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Kansas governor outlines agenda in State of the State address

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly called Tuesday for Kansas officials to stop distracting themselves with "wedge issues" in education, sharply rebuking a Republican-controlled Legislature pursuing policies catering to conservative parents unhappy with public schools. Kelly used her annual State of the State address to decry what she called efforts to "turn parents against teachers" and "turn communities against their schools."

Tax relief, marijuana, Medicaid expansion: KS governor pushes agenda for 2023

TOPEKA (KSNT)- Kansas Governor Laura Kelly outlined her top priorities for 2023 in the annual State of the State address on Wednesday. One of the top items on the governor's list is tax relief. She pushed her "Axing Your Taxes" plan, which would account for $500 million in tax cuts over the next three years.

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