Lobbying the lawmakers before they leave for Topeka

…local governments made their case before Kansas lawmakers days before they hit the road to Topeka for a new legislative session.

The South Central Kansas Legislative Delegation met Thursday at Wichita State University to hear from leaders in education and local government. It was the delegation’s last meeting before the 2017 legislative session begins Monday.

Chairman Jim Howell, a former state representative from Derby, presented the top priorities for the Sedgwick County Commission. Both items revolved around election law.

Howell asked for state lawmakers to allow audits of election results to boost public confidence in the election process.

“We’ve got great election processes in place, but we want the public to feel the same way,” Howell said.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)