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Governor Colyer speaking to Kansas lawmakers. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 8th

Governor Colyer outlined his positions on abortion, school funding and other issues Wednesday afternoon during a joint session of the Kansas House and Senate. It was the new governor's first major policy speech since taking office last week.  

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer delivers his first major speech in the Kansas House on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Celia Llopis-Jepson)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 8th

Governor Jeff Colyer's speech was effectively a State of the State address by the former two-term lieutenant governor. Last week Colyer took over from former Governor Sam Brownback when Brownback left for a post in the Trump administration.

Current Kansas law imposes stiffer penalties for possession of marijuana residue, and concentrates, than for the plant itself. A bill in the Kansas Legislature would impose the lesser penalty for both.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, February 7th

Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would lower the penalty for possessing THC.  That's the active component in marijuana that gives users a high.  

A screenshot from the NRA's Eddie Eagle website.
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, February 6th

The bill specifics what programs should be used if schools choose to offer gun safety lessons.

Kansas Senate chamber (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Monday, February 5th

The Kansas Statehouse could become the site for more sit-ins and other peaceful protests.

Governor Colyer signs the order while surrounded by members of his cabinet. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 5th

The rules affect thousands of state workers in the executive branch.

New Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says that former Governor Brownback’s longtime Chief of Staff Jon Hummel will remain in his position but Colyer is making changes in other key positions in his cabinet.
Kansas News Service Monday, February 5th

Governor Colyer announced that Republican state Representative Larry Campbell will replace current Budget Director Shawn Sullivan. The new governor also made leadership changes at several state agencies and is expected to announce further staffing changes at a news conference today. (MON) 

Kansas News Service Friday, February 2nd

Last year, foster care contractors had children sleeping in their offices because there wasn’t space for them in the residential psychiatric facilities they needed. 

Kansas News Service Friday, February 2nd

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer says ​policy initiatives will be announced next week.

Protests last fall against a proposed poultry plant in Leavenworth County have inspired a bill that would give Kansas residents more power to stop the construction of such plants. (Photo: Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Friday, February 2nd

Two lawmakers, a Republican and a Democrat, whose districts include Tonganoxie, want to give local residents a say on whether they’ll be neighbors to a poultry processing plant.

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