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Wrong time for payback

Parkinsons PrioritiesGov. Mark Parkinson said he hasn't felt any animosity from Republicans still sore about his switch from state GOP leader to Democratic lieutenant governor and now governor. "In a normal economic time, where the state has plenty of money and we're not in the kind of recession that we're in right now, some of that retaliation-type stuff might have occurred," Parkinson told Topeka TV station WIBW. "But these aren't normal times. We're in the worst economic recession that we've been in since the 1930s, and I think all of the legislators, Republicans and Democrats, understand that the time for normal, typical, childish party politics is over, that we've got to pull together to create solutions, which is what we did during the veto session."

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