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Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed

Associated Press - February 11, 2015 9:04 pm

Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed

Newly released emails obtained by The Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor’s administration informed two lobbyists about budget proposals weeks earlier than previously disclosed.

The emails showed they were included on a Dec. 6 email thread. President Kent Glasscock of Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization also was included.

The newspaper made an open records request to the school for emails between Glasscock and the state’s budget director.

Most of the emails’ content was redacted.

KMAN reports the university on Wednesday said Glasscock has consulted with several governors on budget issues and it wasn’t appropriate to comment on who was consulted.

Gov. Sam Brownback’s spokeswoman says he consulted with several people during budget discussions.

The Wichita Eagle first reported that the budget director emailed the two lobbyists on Dec. 23.

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