Gov, Sam Brownback appointed Terry Presta as the Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery Wednesday.
Presda was the president of Overland Park-based Presto Convenience Stores until December of 2010. Gov. Brownback says Presda brings more than 30 years of experience as a business owner and operator to his new role with the Kansas Lottery.
Brownback added that Presda will bring more energy to the lottery "as we focus on growing sales and increasing transfers to the state."
A project that has taken more than a decade and cost $300 million is drawing to a close. The renovation of the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka should be mostly finished next month. A state panel heard one of the final updates on the project Tuesday.
The project is in the home stretch, but the Statehouse grounds are very much still an active construction site. There's scaffolding on the building, fences block off large sections and construction equipment rumbles around the property.
Several Arizona groups want to join a lawsuit opposing efforts by Kansas and Arizona to force a federal agency to help the states' enforce their proof-of-citizenship rules for new voters.
A motion to intervene was filed Wednesday in federal court in Wichita by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the Arizona Advocacy Network, League of United Latin American Citizens of Arizona and Arizona state Senator Steve Gallardo.