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Complaint On Democrat's 'Inflammatory' Language To Be Heard

Stephen Koranda

A special Kansas legislative committee will consider a complaint from legislators who say a Democrat used "inflammatory" language when she referred to supporters of an education bill as "racist bigots."

The measure would have repealed a law allowing some immigrants who are in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition at Kansas colleges and universities if they meet other requirements.

Nine Republican members of the House Education Committee signed a formal complaint against Kansas City Democratic Rep. Valdenia Winn.

A transcript shows Winn called the proposal a "racist, sexist, fear-mongering bill" in March, and apologized to those "whose lives are being hijacked by the racist bigots" supporting it.

The House Select Investigating Committee is scheduled to hear the complaint Friday.