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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...

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...

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...

Governor Colyer’s Statement on Chinese Sorghum Trade

“The news this morning that China has dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum is great news for Kansas farmers and is an important sign of progress in our efforts to resolve trade tension with China. The unfounded dumping claim had devastating...

Governor Colyer Signs ABLE Act Enhancement into Law

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Bill No. 2067 at the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City in Mission. The Bill was designed to enhance the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) program created by the legislature in 2015. This bill allows...

Governor Colyer Signs Bill Creating Transportation Task Force

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Sub. for Senate Bill 391 at a ceremony in his office. The bill establishes the “Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force.” This task force will have a broad mission, which includes evaluating the progress of the...

Gov. Jeff Colyer Signs Number of Transparency Bills into Law

Governor Jeff Colyer today signed three transparency bills and issued an executive order aimed at increasing government transparency and accountability. By signing House Substitute for SB 336, Senate Substitute for Senate Substitute for HB 2386, HB 2642 and issuing...

Governor Jeff Colyer Signs School Finance Bill Fix 

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Substitute for Senate Bill 61 during a ceremony at the central office of the Olathe School District. This bill was intended to fix an error made in the school finance bill that the Governor signed last month in Topeka....

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