Kansas Fight Sneak Peek: Kobach Vs. Guv Kelly For Control Of Kansas Highway Patrol

Here's a quick preview of an upcoming battle royale that'll have JoCo denizens more likely to call an Uber in the coming years.

Take a peek . . .

Republican Senator J.R. Claeys’ plan is set to place authority of the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) leadership under Attorney General-elect Kris Kobach instead of Gov. Laura Kelly. The state lawmaker said the change is vital in pivoting the direction of the agency.

Former troopers have been adding fuel to ongoing controversy surrounding the agency, blaming KHP Superintendent Colonel Herman Jones for wrongful terminations. Sexual assault allegations were also brought up against Jones in 2020. He was cleared after an investigation . . .

The governor also indicated that there could be a conflict of interest in giving the Attorney General’s office control of KHP. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, which investigates law enforcement, falls under the same umbrella.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kansas Gov. talks GOP supermajority, responds to KHP plan

TOPEKA (KSNT) -Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is back for another four years and ready to tackle a long list of issues, including marijuana reform and Medicaid expansion. But, there could be roadblocks ahead, as Kelly faces a Republican supermajority in both the House and Senate.