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As Kansas Gov. Kelly Takes Office, Democrats Breathe 'Sigh of Relief,' Republicans Wait And See

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NOMIN UJIYEDIIN
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KANSAS NEWS SERVICE
Newly sworn-in Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly gave an inaugural address calling on Kansas to leave behind partisanship and return to a sense of cooperation.

In a live broadcast from the south steps of the Capitol, Steve Kraske and Jim McLean hosted discussions about the political priorities of Kansas' 48th governor as she took her oath of office. State lawmakers and political watchers opined on her chances for turning her Democratic Party platform into law, and how hard a fight the Republican legislature will put up when it comes to Medicaid expansion, school funding and more. Then, Gov. Laura Kelly gave her inaugural address.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Jim McLean
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. 
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.