‘Super-legislature’: Ballot question asks Kansans to empower Legislature over governor
Laura Kelly on inauguration day at the Kansas State Capitol on January 14, 2019, in Topeka, Kan.. - Mark Reinstein/Zuma Press/TNS

After Kansas voters last weekrejected one attempt to give the Republican-controlled Legislature more power, GOP lawmakers will try once more in November. A constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot would give the Legislature veto power over rules and regulations issued by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration if she’s reelected. The measure was originally proposed by Kelly’s Republican opponent, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Kansans just voted down an amendment that would have handed the Legislature more power to regulate or ban abortion. The 59% to 41% landslide defeat was...