Kansas governor names lawmaker as new state treasurer
April 19, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback appointed a legislator Tuesday as the next state treasurer to replace Republican Ron Estes after Estes won a special congressional election.
The new treasurer is GOP state Sen. Jake LaTurner, of Pittsburg. He will serve the rest of Estes' four-year term and said he will seek a full, four-year term in 2018.
Brownback touted LaTurner's work as a legislator during a Statehouse news conference, pointing to his authorship in 2015 of a state law limiting the authority of cities and counties to spend additional property tax revenues without a public...