Lawmakers propose giving attorney general oversight of Highway Patrol


A pair of Kansas lawmakers are working on a plan that would move the Kansas Highway Patrol from out of the control of the governor and place it under the attorney general.

Republican state Rep. Stephen Owens of Hesston and state Sen. J.R. Claeys of Salina are working on the two-pronged plan that would give the attorney general control of the agency.

Owens is working on legislation that would move the KHP over to the attorney general, an office that Kris Kobach will assume in January.

Claeys, who served as Kobach's campaign consultant, is crafting a bill . . .


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