GOP leadership renews push for Office of Child Advocate. Why hasn’t it happened already?

The Kansas Statehouse at sunset.

The Kansas Statehouse at sunset. (Credit: BergmannD)

Senate President Ty Masterson, R-Andover, and House Speaker Dan Hawkins, R-Wichita, are pushing for an Office of Child Advocate with the aim of preventing deaths like that of Zoey Felix. A case summary last week detailed the Department for Children and Families’ multiple check-ins on the well-being of Zoey, a 5-year-old girl from Topeka, prior ...