Legal bills surpass $1 million in defense of voting laws


The cost of defending election laws enacted in 2021 has now surpassed $1 million as the litigation winds its way through the federal and state court system.

Information provided by the attorney general's office shows that as of July 18, the state spent just short of $1.1 million defending two lawsuits challenging laws the Legislature passed in 2021 as unconstitutional.

The state has spent $721,883 defending in federal court an election law that banned anyone who did not live or was not domiciled in Kansas . . .


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