Candidates debate whether A.G.’s staff needs to be reduced


An early fissure is developing among the Republican candidates running for Kansas attorney general over whether the office staff needs to be reduced.

In a forum sponsored by the Kansas Federation of Republican Women on Friday, former Secretary of State Kris Kobach said the administrative staff at the attorney general's office should be reduced while bringing in a team of conservative lawyers to try cases.

When asked how he would manage and supervise a staff of 180 employees, Kobach said he would look to shrink the administrative staff through attrition, an approach he said he took when he was . . .


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