"I think we've had a fair amount of disagreement, but no one's been disagreeable." — Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Karl Peterjohn (in photo), on his colleagues
"I think people in Kansas and all over this country are supportive of the elements of the bill. Once they understand what's in the bill, they're wildly supportive." — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, talking up health reform on MSNBC
"If you believe these tax breaks have caused the economy to grow, the Revenue Department would challenge you to show where it's growing." — Revenue Secretary Joan Wagnon, in Winfield, throwing down the gauntlet over the state's array of sales-tax exemptions
"Really? I mean, really?" — Official statement by Rep. Scott Schwab, R-Olathe, entered into the record after the House debated for 45 minutes and voted 87-25 to make little bluestem the state's official grass
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