June 18, 2024

TOPEKA — Senate Majority Leader Derek Xchmidt and Ozawkie representative Lee Tafanelli are proposing an independent commission to look at changes in state departments, agencies and programs. Shmidt called the idea a “BRAC Commission for state government.” BRAC is the federal Base Realignment And Closure Commission, which Congress created to deal with the politically unpopular issue of closing military bases. Schmidt offered a similar proposal last year. He said the proposal would force a discussion about changing how state government does business.

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