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On Kansas Bioscience Authority committee approves $1.6 million in new investments


Joe Blackford II 4 years, 9 months ago


At one time, the KBA web listed members of its Executive Committee (they dole out the $$$$) on its web site. The forensic audit showed that committee member Col/Dr David R Franz excused himself (no doubt after advising the others, as he WAS the bio-defense expert) from the votes to award his company, MRIGlobal, KC, MO, $450K on NBAF skid-greasing contracts.

Since the forensic audit, members of the KBA Executive Committee have stepped behind what Sen. Brownback referred to as the "NBAF curtain of transparency." Google used to make it an easy task to connect the dots between Executive Committee members, their businesses & clients.

Through the current KBA "opaque curtain," one can only access the Executive Committee's minutes (twice, so far this year):

Monday, March 4, 2013 Dan Watkins, Ken Buchele, Sec. Pat George, Sec. Dale Rodman,Lee Borck ------------> Mr. Matt Erickson of the Lawrence Journal World also attended. <--------------

Monday, June 10, 2013 Dan Watkins, Sec. Dale Rodman, Ken Buchele, and Lee Borck.


Any chance the LJW could go to the trouble of securing & printing the names of ALL Executive Committee members & print it each & every time the KBA doles out the $$$$$ ?

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