Bill stripping governor’s appointments sidelined in House


A bill that would strip Kansas governors of their power to replace vacancies for two statewide offices has apparently been sidelined this year.

The bill that would turn the appointment authority for treasurer and insurance commissioner over to the state’s political parties of the officeholder didn't make the cut when House leadership decided what bills would survive this year.

The House Elections Committee voted 8-2 to send the bill to the full House, where it was not one of the approximately two dozen bills . . .


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