Panel balks at recommending tax appeals nominee

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Another one of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees is running into confirmation trouble in the Kansas Senate.

The Senate tax committee this week sent Kelly's nominee to the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals - Wichita lawyer Kristen Wheeler - to the full chamber without a recommendation.

Republican senators questioned whether Wheeler had a sufficient background in real estate appraisals and why she wasn't more candid about discussing a change in party affiliation.

The Senate already has rejected two of the governor's nominees: Carl Folsom III for . . .

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