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Daily Archives: Jan. 1, 2007
Jan. 1, 20071:01 a.m.
Andy Wollen, chairman of the Kansas Traditional Republican Majority, came up with a compelling moral to the tale of the Phill Kline job swap, noting in a Kansas City Star commentary that the Johnson County precinct committee representatives who gave the defeated attorney general the job of district attorney “were themselves elected in the Aug. 1 primary election. This was an election, not coincidentally, in which only 15 percent of the Johnson County electorate showed up at the polls.” Those who didn’t vote Aug. 1 “are partially responsible for the political resurrection of Phill Kline,” Wollen wrote, urging those who aren’t “Kline Republicans” not to switch parties but to get involved.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
Jan. 1, 20071:00 a.m.
State legislative leaders are understandably mad about the prospect of having to pay the legal fees of the coalition of school districts that sued the state over school funding. The school district’s legal team reportedly has offered to walk away from a separate federal lawsuit if the state pays the legal costs, which could be a couple million dollars.
“The whole thing is outrageous,” said outgoing House Speaker Doug Mays, R-Topeka. Of course, taxpayers will end up paying no matter what — either with their tax dollars that went to the school districts or with their tax dollars that stayed with the state.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee