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My Fellow Kansans: Live With The Governor-Elect

Nomin Ujiyediin
Kansas News Service
Governor-elect Laura Kelly talked with Jim McLean about her plans for Kansas.

With the election of Democrat Laura Kelly as governor, it appears Kansas is trending back to the center. But voters sent a mixed message as conservatives regained control of the Legislature. 

To cap off this season My Fellow Kansans, the incoming governor sat down with Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service and took questions from a live audience at Washburn University in Topeka. 

As Kelly prepares to take over the reins of state government, she said she's found the problems to be worse than she thought. But the governor-elect, a veteran of the state senate, is confident she'll have a "moderate majority" of Democratic and Republican lawmakers working with her on solutions. 

Heard on this episode: 

Laura Kelly, Kansas governor-elect, @LauraKellyKS

Jim McLean, podcast host @jmcleanks

Jim McLean is an editor and reporter for KCUR 89.3. He is the managing director of KCUR's Kansas News Service, a collaboration between KCUR and other public media stations across Kansas.