Senator Wants to Cut Kansas Legislature Size

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas lawmakers have been talking about cutting state spending because of the economy.

Now a state senator wants to cut the size of Legislature from 40 senators and 125 representatives.

Sen. Chris Steineger, a Kansas City Democrat, has a bill that would reduce the Senate to 30 members and the House to 90 members, starting in 2013.

The Kansas Constitution says the size of the Legislature shall be established by law. It also said that the Legislature can have no more than 40 senators and 125 representatives. The Legislature's current size was established in 1901.

The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee plans a Tuesday hearing for the bill.

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