Jeff Colyer

Dreamstime
January 31, 2018 - 4:30 am
Republican Jeff Colyer is preparing to take over as Kansas' next governor, facing a skeptical Legislature deeply divided over a court mandate to increase state spending on public schools. Colyer is the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor and was scheduled to be sworn in as governor...
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January 30, 2018 - 5:06 am
Backers of Kansas' incoming Republican governor expect his elevation to boost his chances of keeping the job after this year's elections. Many Democrats are more worried about a high-profile independent candidate becoming a spoiler benefiting the GOP. Republican Jeff Colyer is scheduled to be sworn...
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January 25, 2018 - 6:59 pm
Incoming Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer begins his tenure needing to mend relations with fellow Republicans in the Legislature, whose clashes with his GOP predecessor intensified in recent months. The ill will Colyer faces now stands in sharp contrast to lawmakers' generally positive mood last fall after...
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KNSS NEWS
January 25, 2018 - 10:29 am
Sam Brownback plans to step down as Kansas governor at 3 p.m. Wednesday following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to an ambassador's post. Brownback sent a letter of resignation Thursday to the Kansas secretary of state, detailing his plan to step down next week. Fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff...
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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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