Prosecution powers retained for secretary of state

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Another attempt to strip prosecution powers from the Kansas secretary of state died in the Senate on Monday.

The Senate Judiciary Committee rewrote a bill so it would leave the office - along with the attorney general and local prosecutors - with the ability to prosecute election crimes.

The secretary's prosecution authority was rolled into a larger bill that transferred other regulatory powers away from the secretary of state to the attorney general.

Democratic state Sen. Vic Miller and Republican Sen. Dennis Pyle were among the most outspoken . . .


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