House approves independent commission to decide lawmaker pay

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The Kansas House on Thursday approved an independent commission that would decide compensation for legislators, a move that's intended to open the door for more Kansans to serve at the statehouse.

The House voted 96-26 to pass a bill creating a nine-member commission that would study and set compensation for the Legislature except for retirement. The commission could only recommend retirement compensation.

The commission would be appointed by legislative leadership and the . . .

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