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Colyer: ‘We are going to be outlining a lot of things over the next few weeks’

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The clock is ticking as current Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer has less than a week before he is sworn in. Now, he is starting to think about the policies he wants to push while in office.

The man stepping in to lead Kansas has a lot of questions he plans to answer.

For the last seven months, Jeff Colyer has been preparing to step in after Governor Sam Brownback's ambassadorship nomination passed in the Senate.

That time has come. On Jan. 31, Colyer will take the reins.

“You know, we are going to be outlining a lot of things over the next few weeks and really going into more detail, but I want Kansas to know that we are going to take a pretty straightforward look at it,” he said.

He said the issues in the Brownback era -- like a failed tax plan, issues with school funding, and a contentious atmosphere in the statehouse -- are in the past.

“That is what happened then,” he said. “That’s a situation I’ve inherited. Where are we going? Where I think we need to go, over the next few years, we’re going to outline that.”

While the incoming governor did not divulge any details for his new plan, he did say, “We’re hitting the ground running and I’ve been talking to legislators. We’ll be moving forward here over the next couple of weeks and we’ll be outlining that.”

Colyer said he is optimistic about where the state is going.

His long-term plan looks at where the state could be in 2025. 

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