The Kansas Senate gave first-round approval to a constitutional amendment that would take state Supreme Court nominations out of the hands of a special screening panel and turn it over to the governor.
The Senate advanced a long-debated proposition in the Kansas Legislature that would let the governor nominate Supreme Court justices with confirmation of the state Senate - the same way U.S. Supreme Court justices are picked.
The proposition would go to voters on Aug. 2, the same date when Kansans are set to . . .