Ethics commission’s subpoena power targeted


The Legislature's first attempt to rein in the state ethics commission is expected to start with a proposal limiting the agency's ability to investigate campaign finance violations.

The chair of the House elections committee said he's having a bill drafted that would limit the commission's ability to issue subpoenas, which are now the focus of four court cases in Topeka stemming from a wide-ranging ethics investigation.

Republican state Rep. Pat Proctor of Leavenworth wants to require the ethics commission to get the approval of a judge to issue a subpoena.

He's also planning a . . .


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