“I don’t know what we’ve done to Mother Nature, but she sure hasn’t been very kind to us.” – Sen. Pat Roberts (in photo), R-Kan., in a Senate floor speech about strengthening crop insurance
“What Republicans need to do is get off their rear ends and go out, outside of Washington, and talk about what they’re for.” – Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, in a radio interview in which he also dismissed party outreach to “the so-called Hispanic voter”
“We all find ways to entertain ourselves late at night.” – Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, on the House’s 0-120 vote against the Senate tax plan and its extension of the higher sales-tax rate
“It’s just craziness to think that accounting maneuvers would fool the court and turn an apple into an orange.” – John Robb, an attorney for school districts in their lawsuit against the state, on a House-passed bill that would newly count a portion of local-option budget funding as base state aid
“I would like to see the highest-paid person in every school be a teacher.” – Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, saying districts can use money more wisely
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