Kansas AG Kris Kobach Double Play

A quick note about a Kansas conservative maverick taking on a great deal responsibility in his new job.

Check-it . . .

There is nothing in the rules preventing Sen. J.R. Claeys, R-Salina, who also served as Kobach's campaign manager during the 2022 election cycle, from simultaneously serving in a state agency.

Legislators, both current and past, have worked for executive branch agencies and Kansas Board of Regents institutions, among other day jobs.

But lawmakers have signaled a desire to boost Kobach's powers, with legislation already introduced to move control of the Kansas Highway Patrol to the attorney general.

Republicans also signaled this week that they are interested in legislation to give the attorney general powers to investigate private firms that "conspire to constrain the fossil fuel industry."

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Prominent Kansas Senate Republican to pull double duty as Kris Kobach adviser, legislator

A prominent member of the Kansas Senate will also serve as a senior adviser to Attorney General Kris Kobach, a move that isn't unprecedented but has brought concerns about a potential conflict of interest. There is nothing in the rules preventing Sen. J.R.