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Who knew grass could be so controversial?

TOPEKA – On Wednesday, the House spent a lot of time debating the merits of naming Little Bluestem as the state grass.

Today the chamber passed House Bill 2619 on a vote of 87-25. The measure now goes to the Senate.

Olathe Republican Rep. Scott Schwab’s recorded response announced by the reader: “Really? I mean really?”

The bill names Little Bluestem, which grows throughout the state, as the state grass. Supporters fended off attempts to replace Little Bluestem with other grasses indigenous to Kansas, such as Buffalo Grass.

Needless to say, Schwab voted against the measure.