UPDATED: New bill heightens tensions between ethics commission, lawmakers


(Updated to reflect live testimony from Thursday's hearing)

The Kansas ethics commission is sounding alarms over a bill that seeks to make changes in state campaign finance law amid an ongoing investigation that appears centered on the Republican Party apparatus.

A social media post criticizing the bill has heightened tensions between the Legislature and the ethics commission, which has been under increasing pressure as it undertakes a broad investigation into alleged campaign finance law violations.

First publicly disclosed last spring, the investigation led to subpoenas being issued to many Republican Party leaders.

It prompted suggestions at the Capitol that . . .


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