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Lt. Gov. Colyer making moves to get Kansans some of their money back

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The man in line to be the next governor of Kansas is making moves to get residents some of their money back. (KCTV5) The man in line to be the next governor of Kansas is making moves to get residents some of their money back. (KCTV5)
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The man in line to be the next governor of Kansas is making moves to get residents some of their money back.

Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer says the initiative he spearheaded was a success which means you could see a difference in your Kansas City Power & Light bill. 

“This is the right thing to do," he said.

Colyer could soon take over for sitting Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican, and now he is talking about putting money back in your pocket. He says a light turned on for him after changes were made at the federal level in December after lawmakers in Washington D.C. passed the new tax act.

Colyer says he saw a chance to change a few things at the state level.

With companies like KCP&L benefiting from a federal corporate tax cut, Colyer thinks their savings should be yours too.

“When there is a decrease in costs, it should be handed on to the ratepayers. It’s handed on to residents and businesses and that is a really important economic driver in our state," he said.

Colyer says this is just one step forward for a better Kansas.

Colyer has been talking with lawmakers about expectations for the upcoming session. 

“Kansas needs to grow,” Coyler said about his vision for the state.

But right now, he’s waiting on two sets of voters to help decide his future.

One is in the United States Senate. Brownback is one step closer to a new job which means Colyer could be the next governor before Kansans head to the polls in November.

“As Lieutenant Governor, you always have to be ready for these things,” Coyler said.

Colyer says he has been speaking with lawmakers but did not give any details about those discussions.

But will Kansans see more of the same from Colyer if he gets the top spot in the state?

“Everybody is their own person. Nobody confuses Pence and Trump for example, and my personality is different than Sam’s and our situation is different now than it was even a year ago or five years ago,” he said.

Brownback is still waiting for a vote from the full Senate to see if he gets a new job. 

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