Government & Politics

December 1, 2014 12:09 PM

Two area lawmakers picked for leadership posts in Kansas House

Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick of Stilwell easily won a second term Monday as the chamber’s top leader despite a controversy over his comment in a recent interview that government employees “produce nothing.” Meanwhile, House Democrats picked veteran Rep. Tom Burroughs of Kansas City, Kan., to serve as the chamber’s minority leader.

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