Topeka 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.