Kan. House speaker names new leaders for 2 panels

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas House has new chairmen for its Rules and Insurance committees who replace a former member who held both leadership spots.

Speaker Ray Merrick announced Thursday that Olathe Republican Lance Kinzer will serve as the Rules Committee’s leader. The panel settles disputes about the rules when they arise during House debate.

Merrick also appointed another Olathe Republican, Scott Schwab, to head the Insurance Committee.

Both jobs previously were held by McPherson Republican Clark Shultz. But he recently resigned from the House to take a Kansas Senate seat after Lindsborg Republican Jay Emler left the upper chamber to join the utility-regulating Kansas Corporation Commission.

Kinzer and Schwab will see double duty as committee chairmen. Kinzer already heads the Judiciary Committee, and Schwab leads the Elections Committee.

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