Archive for Monday, July 11, 2011

A recap of today’s news about the closure of the Lawrence SRS office, as told via social media

July 11, 2011

Hundreds of Lawrence officials packed into Plymouth Congregational Church in Downtown Lawrence on Monday night to discuss the impending closure of the Lawrence SRS office, to save money in the wake of state budget cuts.

State leaders said their comments would be taken to SRS officials in Topeka, but SRS officials said earlier that there would be no reversal of the decision.

“I wish it were different,” Siedlecki said. He said closing nine SRS offices, including Lawrence, was like asking a family which child they would be willing to sacrifice.

SRS officials declined to attend the community forum, though they were invited.


Lana Christie-Hayes 6 years, 9 months ago

so let's kill the biggest, strongest, most self-reliant baby!!! all he does is upset the status quo! Right Seidlecki???? HOGWASH!

Orwell 6 years, 9 months ago

Seidlecki's hypocrisy is stunning. He and Brownback urged adoption of a budget cutting SRS funding, then he blames the legislature for making the cuts that require the closing. This is apparently the GOP's version of taking personal responsibility.

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