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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly

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Kansas lawmakers dealt a blow to Gov. Laura Kelly last week, overriding her veto on a redistricting map that carves up minority communities near Kansas City. Now, the ACLU is suing. In an interview, Kelly talks about the map and a big mystery company she wants to bring to Kansas.

A veto override marked a low point last week for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, who objected to a new congressional map pushed through by Kansas Republicans. The override spurred a lawsuit Monday from the ACLU of Kansas.

But Kelly saw some success, too, with the passage of a major financial incentive package that seeks to draw a large but unnamed company for a multi-billion-dollar production plant.

Kelly spoke with Steve Kraske on KCUR’s Up to Date on Friday about this legislative year and how her time in office is going.

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