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Kansas Lawmakers Discuss Shortening the Legislative Session

Associated Press - January 28, 2016 1:39 pm

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Kansas lawmakers say that legislative sessions need to be curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money.

The House Committee on Appropriations held a hearing Thursday to discuss a bill that would shorten the session in odd numbered years to 60 days. Even-numbered years would remain at 90 days as required by the Kansas Constitution.

Republican Rep. Marvin Kleebs from Overland Park was one of many members who testified that the shorter session would allow them to spend more time with their families and return to their businesses. They also said it would push lawmakers to discuss bills in a more efficient manner.

Kleebs added that a shorter session could save taxpayers more than $1.9 million a year.

Doug Clemens

January 29, 2016 at 7:51 am

I have a better suggestion, why don’t they resign their positions and new people can be elected. When they ran to be elected they knew what was required of them. Now the lazy wannabe politicians cannot handle the hours involved.

Stan Clemons

January 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

I have to agree with you 100%. They want the title, money and kick backs but they don’t want to devote the time needed. Let’s get rid of them all. I love how they use save taxpayer money but if they did not spend it like it grows on trees that would not be a problem.

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