TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A legislative leader is proposing that the state create a seven-member commission to pursue inefficiencies in government.
Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says his commission would be modeled upon a federal commission that designates military bases to be closed.
Under his plan, the commission's proposals for making government more efficient automatically would receive an up-or-down vote in the Legislature. He argues such a system will make efficiencies more likely to happen.
Schmidt, an Independence Republican, announced his proposal Monday, four days after Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, announced that she was launching a renewed effort to find efficiencies.
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