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Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on repeal of WOTUS rule

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement following the repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule developed as part of the Waters of the United States: “The Clean Water Rule was another example of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. trying to...

Smaller paycheck, bigger government

Fellow Kansans, The 2017 legislative session is now over, but the pain to your pocketbook is just beginning. This legislature made history, to the tune of a $1.2 billion tax hike on working Kansans. Then, they did it again, this time with a $13.2 billion budget. Let...

Governor Sam Brownback issues Sine Die statement

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement following the official close of the 2017 legislative session: “This legislative session made history, but for all the wrong reasons. Passing the largest tax hike in state history, this...

Governor Sam Brownback takes action on four bills

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed two bills, vetoed one bill, and permitted one bill to become law without his signature. Governor Brownback signed the following two bills into law: Substitute for House Bill 2230—Amends the Cigarette and Tobacco...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on signing of Senate Bill 19

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed Senate Bill 19, an act pertaining to the funding of K-12 education. He issued the following statement: "The legislature missed an opportunity to substantially improve the K-12 funding system. They did, however,...

Governor Sam Brownback signs four bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following four bills into law: House Substitute for Senate Bill 42 – Updates the revised juvenile justice code. Senate Bill 201 – Amends the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, adding members of the military to the...

Governor Sam Brownback signs three bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following three bills into law: House Substitute for Senate Bill 21 – Amends the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System rules related to working after retirement. House Substitute for Senate Bill 60– Extends...

Governor Sam Brownback today vetoed the largest tax hike in Kansas history. Read the veto...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on legislative tax hike

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 30: “I appreciate the efforts of legislators as they continue to work towards balancing the budget, building a school funding formula that puts students first, and ultimately...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on cybersecurity

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement calling for action from legislators regarding cybersecurity: “Our digital age demands diligence on the new frontier of cybersecurity. As a state, vigilance requires adequate measures be taken to...

Governor Sam Brownback signs two bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following two bills into law: House Bill 2128 – Amends the Kansas sexually violent predator act regarding examinations, transitional release, and conditional release. House Bill 2102– Amends law relating to...

Governor Sam Brownback signs Senate Bill 23

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed Senate Bill 23, bringing the Kansas Securities Commissioner and related regulatory responsibilities under the Kansas Insurance Commissioner, and giving prosecuting authority for securities fraud to the Kansas...

Governor Sam Brownback signs one bill into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following bill into law: House Bill 2041 – Extends the sunset date for the judicial surcharge and amends how certain fee funds are utilized. The Governor has now signed 80 bills into law this session and vetoed...

Governor Sam Brownback orders flags lowered for Memorial Day

Topeka – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up until noon on Monday, May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial Day. “A belief in human dignity is central to the American idea, with...

Governor Sam Brownback signs five bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following five bills into law: House Sub for SB 40 – Establishes new criminal charges aimed at reducing human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and requires holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses be...

Governor Sam Brownback signs five bills into law

May 15, 2017 Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following five bills into law: SB 14 – Provides for limited line insurance coverage of self-storage units. SB 16 – Enacts new insurance holding company regulatory law and corporate governance annual...

Governor Sam Brownback signs six bills into law

May 11, 2017 Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the following six bills into law Wednesday: Sub. for SB 101 – Adds sexual assault to the list of crimes which allow the issuance of Protective Order, amends the notification of sexual assault examination law,...

Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to boards and commissions

May 3, 2017 Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced new appointments to boards and commissions. “I’d like to thank these men and women for their willingness to give their time, talents, and hard work in service to the great State of Kansas. With their...

Governor Sam Brownback signs five bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the following five bills into law. Friday, April 21, 2017  House Substitute for Senate Bill 51: Updates the controlled substance schedule and allows the Board of Pharmacy to conduct emergency scheduling when required....

Doctor of Osteopathy school taskforce members announced

TOPEKA — Kansas Farm Bureau CEO Terry Holdren today announced the membership of the Doctor of Osteopathy school taskforce. Holdren was asked to chair the taskforce by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback last December. Holdren and the taskforce was charged with exploring and...

Governor Sam Brownback signs 11 bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following 11 bills into law: Sub. for HB 2052 – Concerns Appropriations for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2021. HB 2080 – Concerns reinstatement of forfeited benefit units and rural water district. HB 2095 – Provides...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on St. Francis Hospital

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement regarding St. Francis Hospital: “Yesterday, I had a meeting with Mike Slubowski, the CEO of SCL Health, about the status of St. Francis Hospital. He committed to me that they would not announce a...

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