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Masterson AP

“Who’s not being taken care of? I’m not aware of anyone being underfunded.” – Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Andover, at an Augusta event, responding to a question about underfunded social services

“Kansas needs to go from being morbidly inefficient to just being grossly inefficient.” – Kansas Policy Institute president Dave Trabert, arguing to the Atlantic that the solution to the state’s budget problems is to reduce the cost of state programs

“It was absurd. Political tone deafness is epidemic here.” – Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, about how on the same day the state lowered revenue estimates House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, sent an invitation to legislators and lobbyists to be measured for custom-made boots

“Maybe that’s why he doesn’t talk about proof of citizenship, because he, you know, he would rather not bring up the citizenship issue.” – Secretary of State Kris Kobach, to a caller to his KCMO radio show who had suggested the Obama administration opposes requiring photo IDs to vote and proof of citizenship to register because Obama was born in Africa