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• “This state is moving forward better than we have in a long time.” – Gov. Sam Brownback, in a TV interview after release of his plan to plug a midyear budget hole

▪  “In the spirit of George Washington, he could send it to us in writing. It’d save some time.” – Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, endorsing the ideas of punishing President Obama for his immigration actions by not inviting him to give the State of the Union address in person and by defunding Air Force One

▪  “I think we ought to put the genie back in the bottle. I just don’t know if it’s possible.” – Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on whether the Senate’s new GOP leaders should undo the Democrats’ rule change that weakened the filibuster on presidential nominees