The Ingalls Republican set a precedent in December when he nominated himself to the Kansas Bioscience Authority's board.
He did it shortly before giving up his appointment powers as House leader.
Now, he's working on legislation that would give the Legislature greater power over the independent body's spending.
He said both his bill and his nomination are intended to remove political influence from the bioscience authority and other agencies in state government that support job creation.
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