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Governor Jeff Colyer Visits Southeast Kansas

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Taylor Crawshaw's son is a little more than half a year old now and was born at only 25 weeks old. So traveling to doctor appointments is a regular thing.

"We travel to Wichita two or three times a month for a 10 minute appointment, then turn around and leave"

So one topic she brought to to Governor Jeff Colyer, expanding telemedicine in Southeast Kansas.

"I think if legislation worked on bringing telemedicine to rural areas, that would be extremely helpful"

The governor made this trip to Southeast Kansas, to meet Kansans like her.

"It's really important that Kansans meet their governor. We need to talk to them. We want to know what's going on so we can address these issues" says Governor Jeff Colyer.

 Farmers like Tyson watts from the Farm Bureau. Saw property taxes go up last year and he's worried about a repeat. 

"I mostly wanted to talk about the possible increase in property taxes, that's a real potential problem for a lot of farmers" says Tyson Watts.

But the governor tried to ease their concerns.

"In visiting with folks, they want to make sure they have good schools, they want to make sure the roads are there and that we keep property tax low. I think those are all things that are very achievable for us" says Governor Colyer.

Governor Colyer will head back to Topeka with some new tasks to accomplish for the citizens  he met here in Southeast Kansas.

He also visited Iola, Yates Center and Independence.

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