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EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-16: Drought Declaration Update

EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-16 Drought Declaration Update WHEREAS, the Director of the Kansas Water Office has informed me, pursuant to K.S.A. 74-2608(d), of the drought conditions within the state; and WHEREAS, there is every indication that drought conditions are present...

EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-15 FOR REGIONAL EMERGENCIES  

EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-15 FOR REGIONAL EMERGENCIES Conditional and Temporary Relief from Motor Carrier Rules and Regulations WHEREAS, K.S.A. 48-925(b) provides that the Governor may issue orders and proclamations which shall have the force and effect of law under...

Governor Colyer, KDOT Announce Local Projects Funding Improvements

Topeka – Governor Jeff Colyer today announced that the Kansas Department of Transportation is increasing the exchange rate for local public agencies seeking to fund local projects with state funds through the Federal Fund Exchange Program, returning the exchange rate...

EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-14 Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Working Group

EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-14 Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Working Group  WHEREAS, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and that number is estimated to more than triple by the year 2050; and WHEREAS, nearly one out of every three seniors who die each year suffer...

Governor Jeff Colyer orders flags lowered for Memorial Day

Topeka – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Jeff Colyer today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 28, 2018 from sun-up until noon in honor of Memorial Day. “It is a great honor to live in this country with the many freedoms...

Governor Colyer’s Statement on Chinese Sorghum Trade

“The news this morning that China has dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum is great news for Kansas farmers and is an important sign of progress in our efforts to resolve trade tension with China. The unfounded dumping claim had devastating...

Governor Colyer Signs ABLE Act Enhancement into Law

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Bill No. 2067 at the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City in Mission. The Bill was designed to enhance the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) program created by the legislature in 2015. This bill allows...

Governor Colyer Signs Bill Creating Transportation Task Force

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Sub. for Senate Bill 391 at a ceremony in his office. The bill establishes the “Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force.” This task force will have a broad mission, which includes evaluating the progress of the...

Gov. Jeff Colyer Signs Number of Transparency Bills into Law

Governor Jeff Colyer today signed three transparency bills and issued an executive order aimed at increasing government transparency and accountability. By signing House Substitute for SB 336, Senate Substitute for Senate Substitute for HB 2386, HB 2642 and issuing...

Governor Jeff Colyer Signs School Finance Bill Fix 

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Substitute for Senate Bill 61 during a ceremony at the central office of the Olathe School District. This bill was intended to fix an error made in the school finance bill that the Governor signed last month in Topeka....

Governor Applauds Kansas Senate for School Finance Fix

On Monday, the Kansas Senate passed a fix to correct an error in the school finance plan. Governor Colyer issued the following statement in response: “I appreciate the Legislature for working to quickly pass this important school finance bill. I look forward to...

Innovative Online Tool Guides Kansas Job Seekers

An innovative online tool created and launched by Kansas labor and commerce officials aims to get Kansans to work in the highest paying and most in demand jobs. From accountants, to nurses, to aerospace engineers—the Kansas Career Navigator (www.kscareernav.gov) gives...

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