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Lt Governor Jeff Colyer responds to Gannon ruling

TOPEKA– “These lawsuits over funding for Kansas schools have been ongoing for at least 45 years. This problem spans nine Governorships and has persisted through both Democrat and Republican administrations. Unfortunately, these legal challenges have not resulted in...

Lt Governor Colyer responds to Las Vegas shooting tragedy

Topeka – In response to the terror attack at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas that has left several hundred people injured and at least 50 people dead, Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer issued the following statement: “Ruth and I extend our deepest sympathies to the friends,...

Child Poverty in Kansas Drops Significantly

In the past five years, the number of Kansas children in poverty has decreased by 26 percent. Data also shows that 19 percent of children are living in poverty across the United States, compared to 14 percent in Kansas.

Governor Brownback issues statement on passing of Gil Alexander

“Gil was a deeply respected member of the community, brilliant farmer, talented musician, and a good friend. His story touched thousands of lives, and he worked with passion to bring the importance of organ donation to the public conscience,” Governor Brownback said. “I’m happy I have the pleasure of knowing him and so saddened about his passing and the loss for the community of Nicodemus.”

Strong Chicken Demand Prompts Tyson Foods to Expand Production

The company will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County, which will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with northeast Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens. The operation, currently scheduled to begin production in mid-2019, will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide.

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer issues statement on insurance hike

TOPEKA – Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer today issued the following statement in response to the news of insurance rate increases on the exchange: “The 29% increases for health insurance are another rung on the ObamaCare ladder of failure, just months after this broken...

Governor Brownback issues Executive Order to aid in Hurricane relief

Executive Order 17-03 applies to commercial vehicles directly participating in relief and restoration of areas in Texas recovering from the destruction of the hurricane and resulting floods. Under the order, certain motor carrier fees and regulations will be waived.

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...

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