Senate committee has turned into a circus

pilcher_cookIt’s good that Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, doesn’t micromanage committee chairmen, but she might want to make an exception for Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee (in photo). In the past week, Pilcher-Cook had sonograms performed on two women during a Public Health and Welfare Committee meeting and held a hearing on her bill to criminalize surrogacy contracts. As Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, complained, the committee meetings have turned into “a three-ring circus.”