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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.

Legislation under consideration in the Kansas Legislature to promote telemedicine has been tangled with disputes over access to abortion. (File Photo: Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Friday, February 2nd

The bill has become a flashpoint for controversy because it would not allow drug-induced abortion or other abortion procedures through telemedicine.

Pediatrician Casey Cordts testifying at the Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 1st

The proposed constitutional amendment would lower the sales tax on groceries in Kansas.

Jeff Colyer is sworn into the governorship by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss while his wife and two of his daughters look on. (Photo Credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 1st

Colyer says he will work with lawmakers to to repair the state’s financial challenges and end a stand-off with the Kansas Supreme Court over public school funding.

Jeff Colyer speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, January 31st

Colyer was sworn in during a Statehouse ceremony Wednesday.

Jeff Colyer speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, January 31st

Jeff Colyer will give a joint address to the Kansas Legislature after he becomes the state's governor.

Governor Sam Brownback speaking in 2016. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, January 31st

Brownback met with legislative leaders in his final days in office.

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