"Why hurry? Let someone else be the guinea pig." – Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger (in photo), presciently recommending at a Topeka town hall Monday that people not try the health care exchange the first day
"It's my first time breaking into anything, that I'm going to tell you about, at least!" – Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, asked Wednesday how it felt to join veterans in moving the barricades to visit war memorials closed by the federal shutdown
"I'm from a district that pretty much ignores Washington. If you say government is going to shut down, they say, 'OK, which part can we shut down?'" – Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, to Associated Press
"The federal government has shut down. But, not to worry, Kansas still has 3,807 governments open for business." – state Rep. J.R. Claeys, R-Salina, on Twitter early Tuesday
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"We have enjoyed our time with the city of Wichita and wish you the best of luck." – then-Secretary of Administration Mark J. McGivern, in the March letter giving the city notice of the state's plan to vacate the Finney State Office Building after 20 years