Kansas House creates new water, redistricting committees
December 27, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A newly created Kansas House committee will focus on water issues, and the chamber's Republican leaders have taken their first step toward redrawing the state's political boundaries.
House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., an Olathe Republican, said in a recent statement that one goal of the chamber's Republican supermajority is "protecting our state's agricultural roots for the long haul."
He said the new Water Committee will examine policy "particularly in relation to our ag and rural economies." Republican Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego will lead the new committee.
The Water Co...