A federal grand jury is looking into loans made to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's re-election campaign.
The jury has ordered the state's ethics chief to testify next week as part of its investigation, according to a subpoena obtained by The Associated Press.
Carol Williams with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission was summoned to appear before the grand jury Wednesday in Topeka.
She was ordered to provide documents pertaining to loans Brownback's campaign received in 2013 and 2014.
Lieutenant Gov. Jeff Colyer is not answering questions about a new loan he's made to Governor Sam Brownback's campaign.
A financial disclosure filing shows Colyer loaned Brownback's campaign $500,000 in August.
He made similar loans last December and this July, but both were paid back within two days.
At a campaign event yesterday in Wichita, Colyer refused to answer questions about the loans or the origin of the money he's lending to Brownback's campaign.
Brownback campaign spokesman John Milburn says the loans amount to simple "cash management."
Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will testify before a joint congressional subcommittee in Washington Wednesday about potential challenges for states under the federal health care overhaul.Colyer says it's important for Congress to hear concerns about the Affordable Care Act, which was passed into law in 2010.Colyer is a surgeon and says the law is flawed and detrimental to ordinary Americans.President Obama and others say the act will help millions of uninsured Americans find health coverage. The online marketplace to help them do so launches October 1.
Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer says the state's new Medicaid managed care program will deliver on its promise to save $1 billion over five years.
Colyer says the three private insurance companies managing the KanCare program will achieve those savings because their bottom lines depend on it.
"And the big stick in this is, we're going to hold back half a billion dollars from the insurers over the next five years," Colyer says.