Jeff Colyer

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January 11, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer raised more money than any candidate in the 2018 elections for governor, including Kris Kobach, who is generally considered the front-runner in the GOP race. Campaign finance reports show Colyer, a Republican, raised $632,068 in 2017. In campaign finance reports filed Wednesday...
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January 02, 2018 - 3:40 pm
Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday announced he has accepted the invitation of House Speaker Ron Ryckman to deliver the State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in the House of Representatives chamber at 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The speech will include his response...
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December 19, 2017 - 3:35 pm
By JOHN HANNA , AP Political Writer The state mental hospital in eastern Kansas has regained federal certification for one of its treatment units after two years of working to address safety and patient care issues, a dose of good news as officials consider the entire hospital's future. The Kansas...
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December 06, 2017 - 10:22 am
Sam Brownback remains the governor of Kansas while he awaits U.S. Senate confirmation to take an ambassador post in the administration of President Donald Trump. But he has allowed fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer to make major decisions for the administration, leading to an awkward situation...
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November 22, 2017 - 6:34 pm
Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer is taking the lead on writing a state budget proposal to submit to legislators when they return to Topeka in January as Gov. Sam Brownback prepares to leave office for a diplomatic post. A U.S. Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's nomination of...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers from across the political spectrum say they'll push to fix the state's culture of secrecy after a newspaper highlighted alarming levels of opacity in state and local government. The Kansas City Star reports that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer pledged last week to address...
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August 20, 2017 - 11:26 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer's legislative voting record gives insight into the course of policy action he's certain to sustain if he wins the governor's race. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Colyer generally has avoided hefty policy pronouncements in recent weeks to focus on...
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August 20, 2017 - 2:04 am
Three people are okay after taking a bumpy landing at Hutchinson Regional Airport Saturday. The incident happened just after 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening. A spokesperson for the airport said it appeared the landing gear did not deploy, potentially causing the small plane to skid before coming to a...
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August 07, 2017 - 8:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer has hired a state Republican Party official as a special assistant and named a new press secretary in preparing to become governor. Colyer announced that Clay Barker began working as his special assistant Monday after having been the Kansas GOP's...
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July 28, 2017 - 11:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Colyer has been a loyal lieutenant governor to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback since 2011 and is preparing to become Kansas governor after nearly a decade of helping fellow conservative Republicans shape health care policy. Colyer is a plastic surgeon who squeezed in international...
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