April 2, 2022 at 9:49 a.m.
Local News, News
By The Associated Press.
A powerful Kansas business group says it has received subpoenas from the state ethics commission seeking information about campaign finance activities.
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s Friday disclosure came as Republican lawmakers pushed but then abruptly scrapped a plan to oust the commission’s top staffer. A spokesman for the chamber said in a statement that the Government Ethics Commission had launched what the chamber called “an extreme fishing expedition.” He declined to comment on exact details.
The statement came after GOP senators proposed setting new qualifications for the executive director of the ethics commission that would remove the current one. But Republican Senator Rob Olson of Olathe later said the idea had been dropped.
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