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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...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement celebrating Independence Day

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following message in advance of the Independence Day holiday. “On July 4, America will celebrate 240 years of freedom and liberty. I hope Kansans will remember the courage of our founding fathers who knew the uncertainty...

Governor Sam Brownback announces departure of KDOT Secretary Mike King

Governor Sam Brownback today announced that Mike King, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation will resign effective July 15, 2016. King has served as KDOT Secretary since March, 2012. “I am grateful for the vision and leadership of Mike King,” said...

Governor Sam Brownback declares all Kansas counties drought free

Topeka – For the first time since April, 2011 all Kansas counties are declared to be drought free. Following long awaited rains, counties saw improvement in conditions which led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with...

Governor Sam Brownback vetoes Senate Bill 280

In accordance with Article 2, Section 14 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback today vetoed Senate Bill 280 which pertains to the litigation of tax cases. “All Kansas taxpayers should have a fair and impartial system of...

Governor Sam Brownback signs three bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the following three  bills into law. House Bill 2462: Amending the criminal code. House Bill 2456: Prohibition on minors using tanning bed facilities and updating procedures for the Board of Barbering House...

Governor Sam Brownback signs five bills into law

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the following five bills into law. Thursday, May 12, 2016: House Bill 2632: Revising provisions of the Sales Tax and Revenue (STAR) Financing Act. House Bill 2696: Providing additional funding for the Kansas Highway Patrol...

Governor Sam Brownback signs 10 bills into law

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the following 10 bills into law. Wednesday, May 11, 2016: Sub for Senate Bill 22: Various amendments to the Kansas Open Records Act. Tuesday, May 10, 2016: House Bill 2446:   Amends minimum motor vehicle insure...

Governor Sam Brownback signs 12 bills into law

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the following bills into law. Friday, May 6, 2016: House Bill 2610: Names certain highways and interchanges. Monday, May 9, 2016: Senate Substitute for House Bill 2088:   Accelerates effective date for implementation...

Governor Sam Brownback signs 13 bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following 13 bills into law. Senate Substitute for House Bill 2008:  Enacts the Student Online Personal Protection Act to protect student privacy. House Bill 2164:  Increases the threshold at...

Governor Sam Brownback outlines priorities in balancing the budget

Governor Sam Brownback today issued a statement outlining his plan to balance the state’s budget. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan presented the Governor’s three options for balancing the budget following the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group’s...

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