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Lobbyists also host committee gatherings

Gov. Sam Brownback isn't the only one who has hosted meetings for legislative committees. Lawmakers told investigators that "lobbyists have long hosted similar events and conducted similar Q&A sessions with legislative committees," according to a report by the Shawnee County District Attorneys Office. The investigators concluded that there were technical violations of the Kansas Open Meetings Act at the Brownback gathering earlier this year but declined to take action, other than recommend better training.