The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission on Wednesday lowered the bar for more people to run for office when it ruled that campaign funds can cover the cost of child care.
The ethics commission approved an opinion that allows candidates to use political contributions to pay for child care expenses so long as they're related to the campaign. For instance, candidates might be able to use campaign funds to pay for a sitter while they go door to door.
The commission's opinion also extends to officeholders as long as they would not have otherwise needed to pay for child . . .