Gov. Jeff Colyer

April 17, 2018 - 11:15 pm
Gov. Jeff Colyer has issued a verbal disaster declaration for several western Kansas counties battling wildland fires that have sprung up Tuesday evening. Colyer said in a news release, “We want to do everything we can to help the local first responders get these fires under control as quickly as...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:11 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed legislation that will increase the penalties for making hoax emergency calls when they lead to the injuries or deaths of others. Colyer announced Thursday that he signed the measure designed to combat "swatting" to send a message that the behavior is unacceptable...
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April 07, 2018 - 9:28 am
Big differences among Republican lawmakers over how much to increase spending on Kansas' public schools forced them to return Saturday to the Statehouse under increasing pressure to pass a plan that could satisfy a court mandate on education funding. Some legislators and GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer have...
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April 04, 2018 - 6:48 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a bill granting National Guard members free, full college tuition in response to a dwindling number of recruits. The new law will take effect in July after Colyer signed it Wednesday, but legislators still need to allocate funding for the program. Bill author Rep...
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April 04, 2018 - 6:41 pm
A spokeswoman for Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he would sign a public school funding plan approved by the Kansas House if lawmakers sent it to him. Spokeswoman Kara Fullmer made the comment Wednesday after Colyer praised the House proposal to phase in a roughly $520 million increase in education...
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March 22, 2018 - 8:21 pm
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. Gov. Jeff Colyer said Thursday that the state is seeking to reverse a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last month...
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March 14, 2018 - 7:42 pm
Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for three wildfires currently burning in central Kansas. State officials announced Wednesday that Rice County officials have asked for help from the Kansas National Guard to fight the fires. Colyer says the Guard will be sending helicopters to the area...
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February 13, 2018 - 9:24 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has picked Tracey Mann, 41, to serve as the state's next lieutenant governor. The new Republican governor announced his appointment of Mann during a Kansas Livestock Association dinner in Topeka. A swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse...
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