Kansas City, Missouri 2021-05-29 15:59:44 –
Topeka, Kansas — Republicans have planned to return the meditation room of the Kansas State Capitol to its original location after Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has moved to increase space for staff.
Senator Ty Masterson, Republican of Andover, outlined the proposal at this week’s meeting of leading legislators. The decision is likely to be later this year.
Republican-controlled parliament I wanted a place to pray In 2012, when then Republican Governor Sam Brownback created a meditation room on the second floor of the Legislature. This is the place where the governor and his staff set up offices.
Republicans have included a clause in the state’s annual budget that leaves room for it. But they forgot last year and allowed Kelly. command Their precious space.
Kelly expanded her constituent service team to assist during the coronavirus pandemic and said social distance was needed.
The meditation room has moved to a remote underground location that is occasionally used to shoot video and television interviews. Republicans submitted a budget this year to reclaim space upstairs, but Kelly refused.
Masterson’s plan was to provide the governor’s staff with another upstairs suite currently in use by members of the House of Representatives. It will encourage other space exchanges, including them, senators, clerks, and state library staff.
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