Managing Kansas House like herding kittens

humanesocietycatIs the goofiness in the Legislature this session partly due to the fact that half of the members of the Kansas House are freshmen? A recent newsletter by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce noted that past House speakers have referred to the task of managing the House as “herding cats.” But for House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, the Wichita chamber said, “it’s probably more a matter of getting his kittens to mature so he can move forward with the pro-growth business agenda he promised.”