The Office of the Governor of the State of Kansas

10/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/23/2020 15:34

Kansan to Kansan Newsletter: An Update from Governor Laura Kelly – October 19, 2020

Welcome to the weekly update from the Office of Governor Laura Kelly.


Governor Laura Kelly Takes Bipartisan Steps for New Statewide Mask Mandate to Protect Kansans and Kansas' Economy

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  • 'Wearing a mask should not be political. It's about public health and keeping our economy and schools open. We can't sit by as the cases continue to rise in our rural communities, threatening lives and businesses. We are considering the avenues my administration can take to require face coverings in public places statewide.'


The Kansas City Star


Associated Press

Kansas Reflector

Governor Kelly Announces 90 New Jobs in Dodge City at Nor-Am Cold Storage Grand Opening

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  • 'Nor-Am is an outstanding, family-oriented company, and its cold-storage capabilities are a critical component in the safe distribution of the high-quality food products Kansas is known for. Governor. Between its two locations, the company will play an essential role in our state's efforts to keep food on the plates of families statewide and nationwide. I am pleased to welcome Nor-Am to another Kansas community.'



High Plains Journal


Governor Laura Kelly Announces $35 million in Rental Assistance to Keep Kansans in Their Homes, Businesses

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  • 'Keeping Kansans in their homes and businesses has been a top priority for my administration since the pandemic began. Through this program, we will provide support to tenants and landlords experiencing pandemic-related financial stress, ensure families and businesses stay put, and keep Kansans safe and healthy.'



The Wichita Eagle


Governor Kelly Announces 250 Jobs with New Empirical Foods Facility in Garden City

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  • 'Empirical Foods made a smart decision in choosing to do business in a community with so much to offer in excellent schools, infrastructure, and quality-of-life amenities for employees and their families. Projects like this will continue to strengthen our state's foundation and help us attract more companies, like Empirical, to do business in Kansas.'




Meat + Poultry

Governor Laura Kelly Visits Woman-Owned Business, Signs Proclamation for National Business Women's Week

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  • 'Women-owned businesses make meaningful contributions to our economy, our culture, and our communities. Kansas' many workingwomen deserve our recognition during National Business Women's Week, and every week, for their outstanding achievements throughout our state's history.'


Topeka Capital-Journal

Salina Post

The Hill


The Kansas City Star

Great Bend Tribune