Security concerns close Kansas offices, curtail Legislature

By KNSS Radio

State office buildings near the Statehouse are closed to the public and the Legislature has curtailed its meetings due to security concerns ahead of the Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. 

Gov. Laura Kelly’s decision to close office buildings Tuesday and Wednesday comes after she last week restricted access to the Statehouse and increased its security through this week. 

The top leaders of the Legislature also say their chambers will have no major business during those two days, and many committees postponed meetings to limit the number of people in the Statehouse.