Kansas lawmakers set to examine impact of virus mandates
September 26, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature on Monday agreed to create a committee to examine the impact of COVID-19 mandates and what they called government overreach, partly in response to Democratic President Joe Biden's federal vaccine requirements.
"We need to check the federal government pretty hard and stop them," said Senate Vice President Rick Wilborn, a McPherson Republican.
One senior Democrat said the formation of such a committee would further politicize the pandemic. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and all state House members are up for reelectio...