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Governor Names Three to Kansas Board of Regents

Topeka – Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. Thursday appointed two new members and reappointed one member to the Kansas Board of Regents. William Feuerborn, Garnett, has been reappointed, and Allen Schmidt, Hays; and Mark Hutton, Wichita will be the newest members of...

Governor Colyer Outlines Statewide Coordinated Opioid Response

In response to the estimated $30 million dollars in grants being awarded to several state agencies in Kansas from the Federal government for use in battling opioid and substance use disorders, Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today announced his coordinated effort to ensure...

EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-18: 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, the drought conditions across the state have changed; and WHEREAS, the Kansas Emergency Management Act (K.S.A....

 EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-17:  Drought Declaration Update

 EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-17  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, the drought conditions across the state have changed; and...

Governor Updates Drought Declarations in Kansas Counties

Topeka – Recent rains for many areas of the state have led to evaluating current drought conditions and today Governor Jeff Colyer updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-17. The update downgrades 55 counties. “Kansas has been...

Governor Jeff Colyer Announces Kara Zeyer as Communications Director

Topeka – Governor Jeff Colyer today named Kara Zeyer as Communications Director and announced the departure of current director Kendall Marr. Kara Zeyer (formerly Kara Fullmer) began working with Governor Colyer in August of 2017 as his Deputy Communications Director...

Governor Colyer Applauds New Trade Deal with Mexico

TOPEKA, KS – After the many months Governor Jeff Colyer and other important agricultural leaders of Kansas spent advocating for the importance of the NAFTA trade agreement to the Kansas economy, President Donald J. Trump today announced a new trade agreement with...

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...

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