A.G.: Legislature can rewrite bidding process for KanCare

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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 . . .

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