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Senate committee has turned into a circus

It'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 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."