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Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer issues statement

TOPEKA – Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer today issued the below statement following the announcement of Governor Sam Brownback’s presidential nomination to Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom: “Sam Brownback has served our state and our citizens with...

Governor Sam Brownback announces State Librarian Jo Budler to retire

TOPEKA – Governor Sam Brownback today announced that the State Librarian, Jo Budler, will step down at the end of the month. Budler has served as State Librarian since 2010. “I am grateful for the wealth of experience Jo has provided to the state,” said Governor...

Governor Sam Brownback issues Independence Day statement

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following Independence Day statement: “America is built on a creed—a creed of human freedom, equality, and dignity. Seeking the freedom to secure these rights endowed by their Creator, our Founding Fathers...

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 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...

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