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in awkward situation, kansas seems to have 2 governors

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in awkward situation, kansas seems to have 2 governors

topeka, kan. — after kansas gov. sam brownback's nomination this summer to an ambassador's post, the fellow republican destined to succeed him as governor ducked policy questions by declaring, "there's one governor at a time."four months later, some people in kansas think they have two governors.brownback still holds the office as he waits for a senate vote on his appointment. but he's backing away from his kansas duties while lt. gov. jeff colyer is stepping up.as governor-in-waiting, colyer is putting together a proposal for the next state budget. he's appointed one cabinet member and is set to name another.it was colyer — not brownback — who spoke wednesday at aircraft manufacturer sprint aerosystem's announcement of a $1 billion, 1,000-job expansion in wichita and then tweeted about it, taking on a role the governor has in the past. brownback, meanwhile, was scheduled to light the statehouse's christmas tree.all of it has many legislators scratching their heads about who's in charge."i can't really pick up the phone and get any real decisive answers to anything in particular," said senate budget committee chairwoman carolyn mcginn, a wichita-area republican.legislators don't yet know how much colyer will differ from brownback on issues big and small. they've started drafting a response to a state supreme court order demanding more money for public schools — something that could take a tax increase — without any solid cues.state rep. j.r. claeys, a...