Former Senate president named to governor’s tax panel

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named former Senate President Steve Morris to help lead a committee she is creating to study tax code reform.

Morris, who was Senate president was 2005 to 2012, will co-chair the group alongside former state Sen. Janis Lee of Kensington.

Morris, a moderate Republican, served 20 years in the Kansas Senate, including eight as Senate president.

Lee was in the state Senate for 22 years, serving as longtime ranking Democrat on the Senate Tax Committee.

She also is a former chief hearing officer for the Kansas Court of . . .

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