Murguia bucks family for Brownback; Jenkins proud to obstruct; Counties angered over tax break for pipeline

Here’s a fun read from Kansas City Star’s Steve Kraske on the decision by Alfred Murguia, whose family has deep, deep Democratic Party roots, to back Republican Sam Brownback for governor.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, was quoted in the Wichita Eagle at the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association as saying, “I’m so proud to be an obstructionist. That takes talent.”

Here’s an interesting story about six counties finding out about the Legislature’s decision to exempt from property taxes an oil pipeline coming through their areas.,0,1102078.story