So they said

“Under the leadership of House Speaker Ray Merrick and Senate President Susan Wagle, the 2013 Legislature worked hard on behalf of their constituents and accomplished a great deal. This session will forever be remembered as the one that turned the state around the corner on the road to prosperity.” – Gov. Sam Brownback (in photo), in a statement

“Under this budget, the Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Department of Corrections will have the same motto: ‘catch and release.’” – Sen. Greg Smith, R-Olathe

“House budget bill is a huge blow to higher education in Kansas. If these cuts hold they will be devastating to excellence and accessibility.” – Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz, on Twitter

“We see numbers all the time floating around here. That’s what they say it is. I’m not sure that I necessarily believe that.” – Rep. Marc Rhoades, R-Newton, questioning the universities’ claims on the cuts’ effects

“#Ksleg wasted an entire session trying to fix a law that #Brownback never should’ve signed. So many lost opportunities.” – House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, tweeting about the aftermath of 2012 tax cuts