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“I call it a threat-fest.” – Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, on Gov. Sam Brownback’s warning GOP lawmakers Thursday of massive budget cuts unless they approved a tax increase

“If people wanted their taxes raised they would have elected Democrats.” – former U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, in a Facebook post late Thursday urging state lawmakers not to raise taxes

“Boy, if schools were run the way the #ksleg is run – hours long recesses, go to class for 5 minutes then leave, no classes sometimes. Wow!” – former Wichita Democratic Rep. Judith Loganbill, a retired teacher, in a Wednesday tweet

“I guess I’d like to say I hope that your retirement is, well, sustainable, for many years to come.” – Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Richard Ranzau, joking in a video about his long-running dispute with retiring County Manager William Buchanan over the county’s acceptance of a federal “sustainable communities” planning grant