State Government

Workers installing permanent metal fence around Kansas governor’s mansion

TOPEKA — Workers were installing a permanent metal fence Friday around the Kansas governor's mansion in Topeka as part of security upgrades at Cedar Crest. The upgrades come after a federal Department of Homeland Security assessment of the property earlier this year. Gov. Laura Kelly's ...

Kansas public schools calculating how to spend $830 million in federal pandemic aid

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Education plans to use a slice of $830 million in new federal funding for public education to address COVID-19 learning deficits by training K-3 teachers to help students absorb more from their reading. Half of the 10% set aside for the state agency must be ...

Ex-Kansas Gov. Colyer riled by disclosure of personal data

TOPEKA — Former Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer says a Kansas county election office isn't doing enough to protect him after it accidentally disclosed his Social Security number to a political research firm this spring. Colyer is running for governor in 2022, with Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...