What’s next on lobbying ban?

Rep. Nile Dillmore, D-Wichita, was correct to raise concerns about a bill the Legislature passed this week that bans the use of state money to advocate for or against gun control. Though the prohibition likely would be difficult to enforce, Dillmore fears that it will be an impediment to the conversations that need to go on between entities. And if you can restrict discussions on this topic, what’s next? “This is a very undemocratic and very foolish piece of legislation,” Dillmore said. But that’s what we’ve come to expect from the Legislature.