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Governor Brownback issues statement on House Democratic tax plan

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the House Democratic tax plan: “Today, the House moved forward on the Democratic tax bill that would pummel the pocketbook of middle class families. It drastically hikes taxes retroactively...

Refugees in America and Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback Our government exists to protect its citizens from threats to their rights, threats both foreign and domestic. In pursuit of this priority, President Trump issued an executive order to strengthen the security of America’s refugee resettlement...

Governor Brownback issues statement on Medicaid expansion

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on Medicaid expansion: "Expanding ObamaCare is bad for Kansas. It moves able-bodied adults to the front of the line, ahead of truly vulnerable Kansans. It is not affordable, costing the state...

Governor Brownback issues statement on Senate Leadership Tax Plan

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the tax plan of Kansas Senate Leadership: "Senator Wagle’s tax plan needlessly harms the real people that serve as the lifeblood of Kansas. It punishes the middle class—teachers, police...

Governor Sam Brownback signs first bill of 2017 legislative session

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed into law the first bill the 2017 legislative session. In order to ensure military members have sufficient time to cast ballots in special elections, House Bill 2017 extends the procedural time-frame for holding...

Senate Confirms Governor Sam Brownback’s Cabinet Nominees: Tim Keck for Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Joe Norwood for Kansas Department of Corrections, and Richard Carlson for Kansas Department of Transportation

Topeka – The Kansas Senate today approved Governor Sam Brownback’s three cabinet nominees, Tim Keck as Secretary of Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Joe Norwood as Secretary of Kansas Department of Corrections and Richard Carlson as Secretary of...

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. Announces Humanitarians of the Year

Topeka – Kansas Lieutenant Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer today announced the first annual Humanitarians of the Year recipients as selected by the Kansas Humanitarian Commission. • Dr. Shaker Dakhil from Wichita has spent his life treating cancer patients and started the...

Governor Sam Brownback announces date for State of the State Address

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced he has accepted the invitation of Speaker-elect of the Kansas House of Representatives Ron Ryckman (R-Olathe) to deliver his 2017 State of the State address to the Kansas Legislature at 5:00 p.m. Jan. 10, 2017 in the Hall...

Governor Sam Brownback orders flags lowered for Pearl Harbor Day

In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. “On this day of remembrance, we honor those who perished in...

Governor Sam Brownback proclaims Nov. 26 “Small Business Saturday”

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Nov. 26 as “Small Business Saturday” in Kansas to highlight the importance of small businesses to the state’s economy. “Shopping locally is a great way to help your neighbors and support your community,” said Governor...

Governor Sam Brownback urges reconciliation

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued a proclamation declaring “A Week of Reconciliation,” and issued the following statement: “As we bring in a new holiday season with those we hold dear, let us be ever-mindful of the qualities and ideals that bind us together...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on Veterans Day

Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day and the sacrifice of all those who have served in America’s military forces. “We should always honor those who have bravely served as members of the military, whether in...

Governor Sam Brownback appoints Richard Carlson as KDOT Secretary

Governor Sam Brownback today named Richard Carlson Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and Director of the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA). Carlson has served as Interim Secretary of KDOT since July 15. Carlson served in the Kansas House...

Consensus Revenue Estimating Working Group releases recommendations

Topeka - The seven-member Consensus Revenue Estimating (CRE) Working Group today issued its final recommendations to improve the CRE estimates that, per statute, are used as the base for developing the State’s budget.  The working group was created in June in response...

Governor Sam Brownback announces departure of State Bank Commissioner

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the resignation of Bank Commissioner Deryl Schuster, effective Nov. 1, 2016.  Schuster was appointed by the Governor in March, 2014. “Deryl’s tremendous experience in banking and small business finance served him well as...

Governor Sam Brownback appoints Tim Keck as KDADS Secretary

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today named Tim Keck as Secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Keck has served as Interim Secretary of KDADS since January 2016. Since his interim appointment, Keck has been instrumental in...

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