Jeff Colyer

March 28, 2018 - 10:39 am
Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until sun-down today, through Friday, March 30, 2018 to honor the life of civil rights icon, Linda Brown, who as a young girl was the center of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court declared...
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Dreamstime
March 24, 2018 - 6:04 pm
If Democrat Carl Brewer were Kansas governor, lawmakers might be discussing legalizing marijuana to raise extra money for public schools as they struggle to agree on a plan for satisfying a state Supreme Court mandate on education funding. Some major candidates for governor, like former Wichita...
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Dreamstime
March 24, 2018 - 3:48 am
Kansas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer said Thursday that the state is seeking to reverse a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision...
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March 18, 2018 - 10:38 am
Political and industrial trade group leaders in Kansas are urging President Donald Trump not to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, fearing that doing so would hurt major Kansas export industries like agriculture and aviation. The Trump administration has been in talks with Canada and...
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State of Kansas
March 16, 2018 - 11:50 am
Governor Jeff Colyer along with Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter toured parts of southwest Kansas Thursday, March 15, surveying the drought conditions currently affecting the entire state. The Governor made an executive order declaring a...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2018 - 3:43 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has declared a drought emergency, warning or watch across the entire state. Colyer signed an executive order Tuesday following several weeks of abnormally dry conditions in all 105 counties. He declared an emergency for 28 southern Kansas counties and a warning for 29 other...
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Dreamstime
March 09, 2018 - 1:49 pm
Many Kansas legislators upset over the deaths of several children in abusive homes and other problems with the state's child welfare department appear confident that its new top administrator is improving the agency. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee on Friday unanimously recommended...
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Dreamstime
March 04, 2018 - 2:57 am
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed an executive order creating a task force to combat opioid and methamphetamine abuse. The task force created Thursday will be headed by the leaders of 16 state agencies and also will include medical and law enforcement personnel with expertise on substance abuse...
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Dreamstime
February 26, 2018 - 4:26 am
The fight to become the next face of the Republican Party in Kansas is heating up following the departure of Gov. Sam Brownback. The Kansas City Star reports that Secretary of State Kris Kobach has long been seen as the GOP front-runner. But the man he wants to replace, Gov. Jeff Colyer, is trying...
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Dreamstime
February 08, 2018 - 4:41 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer promised Thursday that Kansas will launch two new government accountability websites within the next four months as part of a larger effort to make the state more transparent. Colyer issued four executive orders on transparency, following up on pledges he made during his...
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