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Brownback aide says DA confirms Kan. gov’s view of meetings

August 21, 2012


— A spokeswoman for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says a prosecutor's report confirms the governor's position that private meetings with legislators did not violate the state's open meetings law.

Spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag said Tuesday that the report from Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor confirms that Brownback and his staff clearly understood the Kansas Open Meetings Act and took appropriate steps to prevent violations.

Taylor's office investigated seven private dinners in January for members of 13 legislative committees at Cedar Crest, the governor's residence. His office's report said it found no substantive violations of the open meetings law.

The report from Taylor's office said the governor and his staff were aware of the risks of violating the law and made some effort to prevent them.


1983Hawk 5 years, 8 months ago

Sherriene Jones-Sontag knows as much about the law as a three-toed sloth.

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