Kansas Senator Wants to Reduce Legislature

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Sen. Chris Steineger wants to cut the size of the Legislature by 45 people, but he doesn't have much support among colleagues.

The Kansas City Democrat presented his idea Tuesday to the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee.

It's chairman, Pete Brungardt, a Salina Republican, said he has no plans to bring the bill up for a committee vote, unless the majority of its members supports it. He said that's not the case now.

Steineger wants to reduce the size of the Senate from 40 members to 30 members and cut the House from 125 to 90 representatives. He said the state would be better off with fewer legislators and longer legislative sessions.

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