Staggered Senate terms proposal faces uphill fight


Kansas is just one of nine states that put all of its senators up for election at once.

Democratic state Reps. Jerry Stogsdill and Vic Miller want to trim that list.

Stogsdill, of Prairie Village, wants to stagger elections to the Kansas Senate, a measure that could face an uphill battle since it requires support from two-thirds of the Legislature and must go to Kansas voters for approval.

The House Elections Committee chairman also questions whether the Senate has much interest in the proposal.

The legislation, Stogsdill said, would make the Senate more accountable to constituents.

“If you have . . .


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