Amid Veto Spree, Kansas Guv Kelly Refuses Settlement With Alleged COVID Rule Breaker

The Kansas Guv is on a veto streak and pushing back the GOP in her mostly Republican state

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Here's a peek at a legal fight that won't admit defeat against old school COVID policy . . .

The settlement would have cost the state $4,305.46 and ended a lawsuit filed in December 2020 by Ryan Floyd and his business, Omega Bootcamps Inc. The case has yet to go to trial in Sedgwick County District Court in Wichita, and Attorney General Kris Kobach asked Gov. Laura Kelly and eight leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature to sign off, as required by state law.

Six of those eight legislative leaders are Republicans, and all six voted to approve the settlement during a live online WebEx meeting that Kelly convened. But Kelly opposed it, along with the House and Senate’s top Democrats, and under Kansas law, the governor’s action decided the issue.

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Kansas' Democratic governor spikes GOP plan to use $4,300 of taxpayer money to pay a fitness studio that flouted COVID restrictions

Kansas' Democratic governor on Thursday scuttled a small legal settlement favored by top Republican officials between the state and the owner of a Wichita fitness studio forced to shut down during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic and then operate under restrictions.