Kelly: State’s problems are ‘broad and deep’

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December 13, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly KANSAS NEWS SERVICE/ NOMIN UJIYEDIIN/KCUR.ORG

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly insists the state budget she’s preparing can fully fund the state’s schools, expand Medicaid coverage to another 150,000 people and begin to repair a troubled child welfare system — without a tax hike.

The Democrat said Wednesday night she’ll lean on experience and relationships built over 14 years in the Kansas Senate to carve out compromises with lawmakers on those priorities.

Yet she described her job as daunting and state government as broken in several key areas.

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