Governor's team to discuss Kansas coronavirus relief funds


Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says a team she appointed to help her plan for the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will begin discussing this week how to spend $1.25 billion in federal relief funds. 

The governor also said Monday that she is confident that she can work out an agreement with the Legislature to give them some oversight over how the funds are spent. Kelly said the money has to be distributed by the end of the year, and she expects the first round of spending to include payments to cities and counties to cover their coronavirus-related costs.