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Commissioners get testy over $20,000

During discussions this morning about giving $20,000 to Healthy Options for Kansas (formerly known as Healthy Options for Planeview), Sedgwick County commissioners got a little testy.

There was talk of delaying the donation until an audit of the group was completed, but commissioner Gwen Welshimer then noted that she doesn’t spend a lot of money on traveling as a board member. She specifically mentioned that she doesn’t travel to Visioneering Wichita events.

“I’m not asking for a lot,” she said.

In response, commissioner Tim Norton said he didn’t understand what traveling had to do with giving money to Healthy Options. He said he travels with Visioneering and will continue to do so.