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No big savings from selling state cars

Former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius made a big show in 2003 of eliminating the state's central motor pool and selling underused state vehicles. But reviews by state auditors have calculated that the state hasn't saved much money, because it has had to spend more than it used to renting cars and reimbursing state employees for using their private cars. A new report also found that at least nine Kansas government employees last year rented vehicles for more than 300 days, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. That doesn't make sense to state Rep. John Grange, R-El Dorado, given that the average person is on the job only about 250 days annually. "That smacks of somebody doing something that was not right," Grange said.

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