Government of Kansas

Dreamstime
February 24, 2018 - 6:36 pm
The Kansas Sentencing Commission is considering ways for the state to reduce the number of people listed on criminal registries in the state. Kansas News Service reports nearly 20,000 people are listed in a database that provides names and addresses of people who have committed a variety of crimes...
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Dreamstime
February 03, 2018 - 7:48 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is likely to keep some of former Gov. Sam Brownback's most prominent policy stances in spite of promising a "new day" when he took office this week. Colyer was sworn in Wednesday after Brownback resigned to take an ambassador's post. Like Brownback, Republican Colyer is a...
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SIPA USA Today
January 31, 2018 - 9:00 pm
Republican Jeff Colyer promised a "new day" of openness Wednesday shortly after taking the oath as Kansas' governor, then made overtures to a skeptical GOP-controlled Legislature on the divisive issue of public school spending. Colyer, the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor, replaced...
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TNS
January 31, 2018 - 4:29 pm
Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. was sworn in as the 47th governor of Kansas at 3 p.m. today in the Capitol rotunda in Topeka, accompanied by First Lady Ruth Colyer and their daughters, Serena and Dominique. Governor Colyer attended mass in Hays this morning with his classmates from Thomas More Prep-...
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Dreamstime
January 31, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Outgoing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state's prisons, hospitals and other facilities are in disrepair after years of underfunding. Brownback, who was stepped down Wednesday to become U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, raised concerns after the State Finance Council...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 11:50 am
Republican leaders in the Kansas House say they're taking steps to make sure the public has more information about who is behind the legislation that members consider. House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. of Olathe told reporters Monday that he's directed committees to ensure that the written records of...
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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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