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Kansas governor vetoes special pension measure for lawmakers


April 20, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday vetoed a measure tucked into a spending bill that would have allowed Kansas legislators to reconsider a decision not to join the state pension system for teachers and government workers.

The state constitution gives governors the power to veto individual items in spending bills even while signing them, and Kelly used it to strike what she called "an exclusive opportunity" for members of the Republican-controlled Legislature that's not available to other public employees.

State law currently requires lawmakers to decide when they...

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