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▪  “Sitting on House floor all night – Democrats busy w/misinformation & theatrics. Won’t protect innocents. Just embarrass USA. #StopTheStunt” – Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, tweeting during the House Democrats’ sit-in to force votes on gun legislation

▪  “I feel like I am rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic, because I know next year is going to be very, very difficult for people who happen to come back. At some point in time, we have to get the will to balance this budget.” – Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, decrying fellow state leaders’ decision to approve a record $900 million certificate of indebtedness

▪  “FYI-KS superintendents if you don’t stand up to bullies they will keep coming back for your lunch money.” – state Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, tweeting amid talk late Wednesday that districts were on board with a GOP plan that would cut their budgets 0.5 percent

▪  “As Wichita goes, so goes Sedgwick County.” – Wichita City Council member Bryan Frye, during consideration of whether Wichita should terminate its ambulance agreement with the county’s EMS