KS Senate’s actions go overboard



June 5, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle’s decision to remove reporters from the Senate chamber a week ago Wednesday was unconstitutional and unnecessary.

She should apologize — not to the reporters, necessarily, but to the people of Kansas, who were deprived of a complete and honest account of a dispute inside their state Capitol.

The confrontation unfolded as a group of protesters, angry about the lack of a vote on Medicaid expansion, shouted from a Senate gallery. Wagle called a recess, and officials swept in to remove members of the group.

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