A.G’s bill defending election laws costing nearly a half million dollars

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The state has spent almost a half million dollars so far defending two new election laws passed last year that were challenged in court.

The Kansas attorney general’s office reports that as of June 27, it has spent about $490,000 defending against two lawsuits challenging election laws passed in 2021.

It has spent about $293,000 defending one lawsuit in federal court and spent about $197,000 defending a separate lawsuit brought in state court.

Both lawsuits challenged parts of the same election laws passed in 2021.

So far, the state has prevailed in one lawsuit in state . . .

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