Kansas Gov. Kelly warns against politics in classrooms, renews calls for medical marijuana
Laura Kelly on inauguration day at the Kansas State Capitol on Jan. 14, 2019, in Topeka, Kansas. - Mark Reinstein/Zuma Press/TNS

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly in her State of State address on Tuesday night warned the Republican-controlled Legislature that she would oppose “irresponsible tax proposals” and education measures that pit “parents against teachers,” even as the Democratic governor seeks GOP support for her agenda. Kelly has called for immediately eliminating the state sales tax on food, creating a back-to-school sales tax holiday and providing a tax break for some retirees. Kelly also wants Kansas to fully fund special education after the state has gone more than a decade without meeting mandatory ...