Archive for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

End of review into Brownback’s private meetings with legislators delayed

April 3, 2012


— A spokesman says a northeast Kansas prosecutor's investigation into private meetings of Republican legislators with Gov. Sam Brownback won't be finished until the end of the month.

Lee McGowan, chief of staff to Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, said Tuesday that staff still must interview a few lawmakers and members of the governor's staff.

McGowan said interviews won't be completed until the Legislature returns from a break April 25.

Brownback, a Republican, had seven meetings in January with GOP members of 13 legislative committees. Taylor, a Democrat, began his investigation in February.

Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene (shuh-REEN') Jones-Sontag says the governor is confident the gatherings didn't violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

Many lawmakers who attended the events said they were social gatherings, not business meetings.


Richard Heckler 6 years, 1 month ago

Social gatherings and very very very expensive social gatherings. Reckless spending republicans never can say no....

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

These types of social gatherings go on in every Administration Republican and Democrat--at least we are not holding these types of meetings to honor late-term abortionists like Sebelius did--I think this is just crying over spilled milk by liberal Democrats who no longer are getting their agenda approved in Topeka!

jafs 6 years, 1 month ago

And yet other lawmakers say there was business discussed, exactly the kind of business that shouldn't have been discussed.

Where have you been living for the last 30 years? Liberal Democrats have never been in a majority in KS during that time.

We have seen a combination of moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans, of course.

Centerville 6 years, 1 month ago

It doesn't exactly live up to the standard for sleaze set by Sibelius: taxpayer-funded parties at Cedar Crest party to thank abortion clinic staffers for all the political contributions.

Bob_Keeshan 6 years, 1 month ago

He swings and misses! Worth noting the Sebelius staff quickly admitted the error and corrected it.

The Brownback staff continues to lie and lie and lie some more.

jafs 6 years, 1 month ago

Well, it took over a year, and it only happened after the anti-abortion crowd made a fuss, according to the link.

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

hogwash--they never admitted anything...

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

hogwash--they never admitted anything...

Michael LoBurgio 6 years, 1 month ago

Sam [George Costanza] Brownback always says "It's not a lie, if you believe it"

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

That is incorrect it is the liberals who constantly are lying to the people and trying to cover up their anti-freedom agenda!

jafs 6 years, 1 month ago

What do you call his campaign promise to protect education and social service funding? He cut them almost immediately once elected.

Mike1949 6 years, 1 month ago

Until the super conservatives decides enough is enough in Kansas helps to remove the members of Kansas political system that is constantly and systematically talking away the people's rights, Kansas is going to continue it's downward spiral as one of the worst states in the country.

As a born Kansan, I sure hate to admit to the world that I am a born and bred Kansan ashamed of my home state.

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