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Kansas chamber subpoenaed; ethics official briefly targeted


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A powerful Kansas business group said Friday that it has received subpoenas from the state ethics commission for information about campaign finance activities as Republican lawmakers pushed but then abruptly dropped a plan to oust the commission's top staffer.

A spokesperson for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, long influential among Republicans in the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature, said in a statement that the Governmental Ethics Commission has launched "an extreme fishing expedition aimed at silencing political speech."

The chamber declined to comment on the exact...

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