Capitol Update: Rep. Jarrod Ousley says Statehouse partisan split impacting committee work

Rep. Jarrod Ousley, seen here in a file photo from 2019, says that he's frustrated by what he sees as misappropriation of his work to create an "Office of the Child Advocate."

Each week, we provide Shawnee Mission area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol. Rep. Owen Donohoe, Rep. Jarrod Ousley and Sen. Ethan Corson are scheduled to send updates this week.

Below is the submission from Democratic State Rep. Jarrod Ousley who represents District 24.

This session is moving quickly. Bills left unfinished with the legislature’s early close and bills introduced this session have our revisors working double time, with our committees scheduling multiples per hearing at a time. Each committee is proportionally representative of the body of the House as a whole, so on a committee of twelve, four seats are held by members of the Democratic minority, which allows the Republican majority to pass legislation from committees it supports.