For the first time since 1966, there are no women holding elected statewide office in Kansas. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger left office Monday, January 12. And since that day, when new oaths were sworn, all eight of Kansas' statewide elected officials are men. The offices include governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. senators, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state and insurance commissioner.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has officially started his second term in office.
He highlighted what he calls a "crisis of the family" during his inauguration speech.
Stephen Koranda reports...
Brownback mentioned what he called “economic problems” in Kansas, but said the solutions are cultural and moral. He says issues of character and morality are connected to other challenges facing Kansas.
A state panel consisting of Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have agreed to authorize an additional $231 million dollars in bonds to help pay for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility construction near Manhattan.
The State Finance Council's authorization on Tuesday is contingent on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security agreeing that Kansas won't be asked to pay any more for the facility.
Kansas lawmakers initially authorized $105 million dollars in bonds when the state was awarded the project in 2009.
The governor's office announced on Monday that Sam Brownback's chief of staff is stepping down. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports
Landon Fulmer has accepted a position with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. The group represents Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Jaguar and others. According to their website, the group advocates for policy for the motor industry.
Fulmer has been Governor Brownback's chief of staff since April of 2012; but he also worked with him in Washington when Brownback served as senator.