TOPEKA, Kan. -- A longtime figure in state government who was appointed as executive director of the Kansas Lottery less than a year ago says he is stepping down from the job in January.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Dennis Taylor is leaving to join a U.S. consulting firm providing technical assistance and training to local governments in Eastern Europe.
Taylor also will teach part time in public management at Washburn University in Topeka.
Before taking the Lottery post, Taylor was secretary in the Kansas Department of Administration. He also served as a Cabinet secretary three times in the state.
As Gov. Sam Brownback's secretary of administration, Taylor led the governor's office of the repealer, which was responsible for identifying and eliminating outdated laws and regulations.