Bill restoring local control of political signs advances; prevailing wage measure defeated


A bill restoring local governments' ability to regulate political signs before and just after an election cleared a legislative committee on Wednesday.

The House local government committee approved a bill repealing a state law prohibiting city and county governments from regulating placement of political signs in the public and private right-of-way for 45 days before — and two days after — an election.

The League of Kansas Municipalities and the Kansas Association of Counties asked for the repeal because they believed it was unconstitutional, especially after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The committee voted the bill out on . . .


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