Jeff Colyer

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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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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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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TNS
February 07, 2018 - 3:41 pm
Gov. Jeff Colyer called Wednesday for an amendment to the Kansas Constitution to protect the state's abortion restrictions and told legislators he doesn't support increasing taxes to provide more funding for public schools. During his first major policy speech, the new Republican also said he plans...
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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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Dreamstime
February 02, 2018 - 10:38 am
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has named a veteran state legislator with a key role in drafting education funding legislation as his budget director. The new Republican governor on Friday gave one of the most visible positions in the administration to GOP state Rep. Larry Campbell of Olathe. Campbell said...
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February 02, 2018 - 5:26 am
New Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he'll outline measures next week to combat sexual harassment and improve transparency in state government. Colyer said during a news conference Thursday that he wants a change in tone at the Statehouse. He took office Wednesday after fellow Republican and former Gov...
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Dreamstime
February 01, 2018 - 1:19 pm
Former Republican state Rep. Ed O'Malley says he is dropping out of the race for Kansas governor. O'Malley announced Thursday that he is reluctantly leaving the race because his campaign hasn't been able to raise enough funds to remain competitive. He is the first candidate in a crowded GOP field...
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Dreamstime
February 01, 2018 - 4:32 am
New Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is open to a top Republican legislator's proposals for ending ongoing legal battles with local school districts over education funding. Colyer said Wednesday that the education proposals from Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning are a good place to start. Ahead of Colyer's...
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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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