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So they said

"That is the 800-pound, no, the 8-ton gorilla in the room." – Sen. Les Donovan (in photo), R-Wichita, on the Kansas Supreme Court's pending school-finance decision

"While there is a lot of kicking and screaming, the Kansas Legislature follows its duty." – Wichita attorney Alan Rupe, who represents districts in the school-finance lawsuit, telling the Wall Street Journal he expects lawmakers to comply with any court order for more funding

"Please do no more harm." – Douglas County Commission Chairman Mike Gaughan's condensation of his county's legislative statement

"If you're a conservative Republican and you give any inkling of supporting Medicaid expansion, the tea party would turn on you. I predict that if Brownback is re-elected, in the 2015 session he will propose the money for Medicaid expansion." – Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka

"Little known fact: Robert Gates & I both grads of Robinson Jr Hi/Wichita. Which we didn't discuss in this interview." – Susan Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief, in a tweet linking to her interview with the former defense secretary about his new memoir