Dozens of Kan. GOP lawmakers to attend ALEC event

Kansas Capital
Kansas Capital

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican leaders in the Kansas House and Senate are among more than two dozen state legislators who plan to participate in a national convention of an organization dedicated to intertwining a corporate agenda and politics at state Capitols.

The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports House Speaker Ray Merrick of Stilwell and Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita are national board members of the American Legislative Exchange Council. They are scheduled to lead the Kansas delegation to the Chicago convention Aug. 7 through Aug. 9.

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, says he plans to ask legislative leaders about spending state dollars for the ALEC meeting after the 2013 Legislature dropped membership in the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Council of State Governments.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal,

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