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Review KTEC's mission, operations

taylortracyThe resignation this week of Tracy Taylor (in photo) as president and CEO of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., effective June 30, provides a good opportunity to review and refocus KTEC's mission and operations. A recent consultant's report concluded that KTEC needed a clearer vision and focus and that it lacked transparency. Some lawmakers have also complained about the salaries of KTEC executives — Taylor was paid $280,000 a year. But rather than shut down KTEC and try to re-create some of its programs within the Kansas Department of Commerce, as former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius proposed, the state should find ways to make KTEC more effective.