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Colyer says parental leave shouldn’t be statewide mandate

Outgoing Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer says the new policy offering paid leave to state employees with new children should not be expanded as a...
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2nd UPDATE: Governor signs executive order granting parental leave for state employees

(Updated: Adds comments from Colyer; Gov.-elect Kelly, link to Colyer Facebook video; also adds comment on fiscal effect and include details about state's current...

Kelly announces transition team

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced her transition team, which includes a former state budget director and a former chief of staff for former...

Kelly meets media as governor: Discusses political tilt in House, Medicaid expansion, future of...

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Thursday promised a "long and challenging" rebuild of state government, saying she wouldn't let partisanship interfere with improving the lives...
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Governor names former gubernatorial rival to Board of Regents

Gov. Jeff Colyer on Thursday appointed two new members to the Kansas Board of Regents, including former Republican gubernatorial rival Mark Hutton and a...

Marr leaving governor’s staff; new communications director named

For Gov. Jeff Colyer's communications director Kendall Marr, the campaign doesn't stop. The Colyer gubernatorial campaign may now be over. But Marr is leaving Kansas...

UPDATED: KU moves ‘desecrated’ flag after political firestorm

(Updated to reflect status of flag, comment from chancellor; edits throughout) The University of Kansas on Wednesday moved a piece of campus art - a...

Colyer predicts abortion fight moves to state courts

Taking a national stage Thursday, Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer called on the pro-life movement to push forward at a critical time when the president...

Selzer chooses Goodland businesswoman as a running mate

On Monday morning, a second Kansas gubernatorial candidate announced he was picking a woman as his running mate. Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer named Goodland businesswoman...

UPDATED: Governor signs faith-based adoption bill; a roundup of coverage

(Updated to reflect comments made Saturday on adoption bill by Svaty, Brewer and Selzer) Bill signings are generally not the stuff of great storytelling, especially...