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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...

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...

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