AG-elect sees quick jump into health lawsuit
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt
expects to bring the state into a legal challenge to the new
federal health care law soon after taking office.
Schmidt tells The Associated Press he believes many voters are
concerned that the federal government is assuming too much power.
Schmidt, a Republican, takes office Jan. 10. He defeated
Democratic Attorney General Steve Six, who said joining litigation
over the health care law wouldn't be a wise use of state resources.
Schmidt said Tuesday his most likely course is trying to
intervene in a lawsuit pending in Florida involving 20 other
states. But he said he hasn't made any final decisions.