TOPEKA ? The fate of David Toland?s candidacy to head the state?s economic development rests with 40 Kansas senators, who will bring with them a panel?s vote to reject his nomination.
A divided Senate committee sparred back and forth Thursday before voting, 6-5, to reject the Iolan?s nomination to become secretary of commerce.
When the full Senate brings his nomination to a vote is the next question. By law, the Senate must vote on his confirmation within five working days of the committee?s recommendation. It?s also possible the Legislature could adjourn within those five days, which would push his nomination vote to late spring.