Acting Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey said that the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s impending move to Manhattan is legal, even though state statutes require the department to be headquartered in Topeka, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office decided that the headquarters still could be considered to be in Topeka if the secretary had an office within the city limits, McClaskey said. About 95 percent of department employees (but not McClaskey) are moving this summer to new offices near Kansas State University.
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