WICHITA, Kan. 

Our news partners at KAKE NEWS are reporting that Governor Sam Brownback may be leaving the state for a job in Italy.

A former high-ranking government official, speaking to Kansas Public Radio on condition of anonymity, said Gov. Brownback will be named the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations agencies for food and agriculture in Rome.  

If Brownback were to leave his post, Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer would become governor.

Governor Sam Brownback.  Photo Credit / Mike Theiler / Getty Images