Topeka Two proposals designed to help make Kansas government more efficient have met with different fates in the state House.
House members gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill establishing a Streamlining Government Commission. The panel would review agencies and programs to determine which could be eliminated or combined.
The House vote was 73-46. Final action is expected Wednesday, and approval would send the bill to the Senate.
The other bill would create a Council on Efficient Government to consider government programs that can be turned over to private companies.
But the measure became embroiled in a debate over whether vendors for the state should be required to show they aren’t hiring illegal immigrants. The House sent the bill back to committee.