Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the Legislature has broad power to rewrite the process for awarding contracts to companies administering the state's $4 billion Medicaid program.
Schmidt said a proposal in the state budget to extend the KanCare contracts for a year without a bid is within the Legislature's constitutional authority, but he would not project whether it would make the state vulnerable to litigation.
"The Legislature may lawfully alter the procurement process for a state agency through new legislation," Schmidt wrote in a . . .