Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes GOP bill aimed at banning all future mask mandates
Laura Kelly vetoed Friday a bill that would ban mask mandates from any government institution on any public health matter. - Mark Reinstein/Zuma Press/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas bill that would ban mask mandates from any government institution on any public health matter is circling the drain following a veto from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Kelly announced the veto late Friday on the grounds that the legislation would constrain public health authorities from responding to outbreaks of any illness. “I have consistently opposed vaccine passports and mandating any COVID-19 vaccination. However, this bill goes beyond COVID-19 and implements a one-size-fits-all approach for all infectious diseases. It significantly limits any government entity...