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Archive for Monday, February 27, 2012

Shawnee County DA to begin interviews on private meetings with Brownback

February 27, 2012

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— A spokesman for a northeast Kansas district attorney says his office plans to begin setting up interviews this week with legislators who had private meetings with Gov. Sam Brownback at his official residence.

Chief of State Lee McGowan said Monday that Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor's office has not started interviews because of its caseload.

Taylor, a Democrat, is investigating the legality of seven meetings that the Republican governor had in January with GOP members of 13 legislative committees.

Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag said the governor remains confident the meetings were legal. Legislators described them as informal dinners.

Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler, a Lindsborg Republican, said if Taylor thought the investigation was important, he should have started interviews while lawmakers' memories were fresh.

Comments

blindrabbit 2 years, 9 months ago

Boy, I'll bet that rubish pile is full of rats; hope the Shawnee Cty. has the where-withall to smoke them out!

JackMcKee 2 years, 9 months ago

Chad Taylor is now on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce list.

purplesage 2 years, 9 months ago

Doesn't he have something better to do? Maybe they could start with getting the streets of Topeka cleaned up, solve some of the murders, get the supply of drugs stemmed. Politically motivated, partisan law enforcement leaves a bad taste . . .

Democrats have their backs to the wall, are in danger of losing the White House and control of the Senate. This is just desperation.

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