”Rep. Dennis ‘Boog’ Highberger, a Lawrence Democrat, won’t be running for Kansas speaker of the House today. Republican leaders who prize obfuscation over open government made sure of that,” Clay Wirestone writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
Some Kansas representatives say a prohibition recently approved by the Legislature on municipalities restricting plastic items tramples on local control and will cause issues for ecosystems across the state.
Rep. Steve Huebert during a four-hour House debate Tuesday defended an obvious attempt by Republicans to gain an upper hand in congressional races through redistricting as simply “a political process.” Lawrence reps are displeased.
“I think (the legislative session) is going to be a train wreck, and I think it’s going to be highly partisan,” Rep. Boog Highberger, of Lawrence, said.
“It’s been the most challenging year for me so far,” said Rep. Boog Highberger, of Lawrence, who’s been in office since 2015.
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