Independent commission proposed to decide lawmaker compensation


Lawmakers are moving toward creating 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 nine-member commission, which would be appointed by legislative leadership and the governor, would study and set compensation for the Legislature except for retirement. The commission could only recommend retirement compensation.

The Legislature would have the power to reject the commission's decisions by passing a concurrent resolution. The bill passed favorably Monday out of . . .


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