digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Laura Kelly
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 18th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Dave Jackson
Personal details
Born (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 65)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ted Daughety
Residence Topeka, Kansas
Alma mater Bradley University
Indiana University
Religion Roman Catholic

Laura Kelly (born January 24, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 18th District since 2005. She is currently the Senate Assistant Minority Leader.

Personal life[edit]

Kelly was born in New York City. She studied at Bradley University where she earned a BS in Psychology, and at Indiana University where she earned a MS in Therapeutic Recreation.[1]

Political career[edit]

In late 2009 Kelly briefly considered a run for Kansas's 2nd congressional district.[2]

Issue positions[edit]

Priority issues for Kelly include:[3]

  • Education
  • Lower health care costs
  • Working with the public and with all levels of government for job creation

Committee assignments[edit]

Kelly serves on these legislative committees:[4]

  • Ways and Means, Ranking Minority
  • Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services Oversight
  • Judiciary
  • Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits
  • Public Health and Welfare, Ranking Minority
  • Joint Committee on State Building Construction

[edit]

Legislation co-sponsored by Kelly includes:

  • A bill regarding the income tax[5]
  • A bill regarding retirement pensions[6]
  • A resolution supporting a U.S. laser program[7]

Group Ratings[edit]

Abortion:

  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansans for Life 17 percent in 2005.[8]

Budget, Spending, and Taxes:

  • Supported the interests of the Kansas Taxpayers Network 15 percent in 2005.[9]
  • Supported the interests of the Kansas Taxpayers Network 20 percent in 2006.[10]
  • Senator Kelly received a rating of 16.7 from the Kansas Taxpayers Network in 2007.[11]
  • Senator Kelly received a rating of 9.1 from the Kansas Taxpayers Network in 2008.[12]

Business and Consumers:

  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansas National Federation of Independent Business 100 percent (2005–2006) [13]
  • Senator Kelly received a rating of 67 from the Kansas National Federation of Independent Business (2007–2008) [14]

Education:

  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansas Association of School Boards 80 percent in 2005.[15]
  • Senator Kelly supported the interests of the Kansas Association of School Boards 67 percent in 2006.[16]

Past Endorsements[edit]

  • Kansas Sierra Club (2008) [17]
  • Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-America Missouri (2008) [18]
  • Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus (2008) [19]
  • Kansas National Education Association (2008) [20]

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Kelly's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[21]

Senate Democrats of Kansas, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee of Kansas, Laura Kelly (self-finance), Federation of Teachers/AFT, Astrazeneca, Kansas National Education Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association

Political parties were her largest donor group.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Kelly — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

1011 news items

Topeka Capital Journal

Topeka Capital Journal
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:36:18 -0700

Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka criticized the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, which oversees that state's Medicaid program, during a meeting of the Legislature's KanCare Oversight Committee. She expressed concerns over a lack of access to ...

Irish Times

Irish Times
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:01:06 -0700

Are you a saver or a spender? I like to live life to the full, and that includes spending my hard-earned money. I keep telling myself that this year will be the one I turn myself into a saver, but it is now past April and I regret to say I still haven ...
 
Hutchinson News
Sun, 24 May 2015 20:31:41 -0700

The demolition of the Docking State Office Building can proceed next year, under an agreement reached between lawmakers – but the building likely won't come down until at least the summer of 2016 at the earliest. Representatives and senators ...

Salina Post

Salina Post
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:56:15 -0700

Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, asked in the final minutes of the Senate Ways and Means Committee hearing. A representative of the Kansas Office of Revisor of Statutes said that, indeed, it could because the bill includes a reference to Medicaid ...

Wichita Eagle

Wichita Eagle
Thu, 21 May 2015 22:03:45 -0700

Legislative forces formally lined up for an assault on the Kansas courts this week, when a House-Senate conference committee agreed to use the power of the purse to try to force the judiciary into deciding a case in the Legislature's favor. The ...

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:38:41 -0700

Laura Kelly, a Democrat whose district includes Topeka. Republicans denied that the language in the bill was directed at the lawsuit. GOP Sen. Steve Fitzgerald said the 2014 law and the language in the budget proposal were part of a push by the Kansas ...

Kingsport Times News

Kingsport Times News
Mon, 11 May 2015 08:33:45 -0700

William Boone Kelly, 44, and Laura Kelly, 49, were both charged with owning or maintaining a house of nuisance involving drugs, possession of schedule two narcotics with intent to sell and possession of a firearm while distributing illegal narcotics ...

KCUR

KCUR
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:26:15 -0700

Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat. “There's been discussion of that, yes,” said Rep. Don Hill, an Emporia Republican. Kelly and Hill, who serve on their respective chambers' health and budget committees, declined to say which legislators are promoting the ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight