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Kansas legislators denounce municipal 'seat shopping'


January 21, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are condemning the practice of municipal government and school board members resigning from office with the expectation of being quickly reappointed to a different vacancy to artificially extend their terms.

Members of the Legislature have expressed bipartisan disapproval for the insider deals, but haven't put forth a bill to forbid or limit the practice, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Two "seat shopping" occurrences in southeast Kansas prompted interest in how elective boards, commissions and councils use authority to help incumbents who lost re...

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