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Thu Sep 21, 2017, 08:35 AM

Brownback's privatization moved tax workers from secured building; one just got shot at new office

Gov. Sam Brownback's privatization moved tax workers out of a secured building; one just got shot at the new office:



Privatization moved state workers to unsecured office where shooting occurred

BY DION LEFLER
dlefler@wichitaeagle.com

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 6:38 PM

Workers at the Wichita tax office where an employee was shot Tuesday were moved out of a secured state office building into an unsecured storefront about three years ago, as part of Gov. Sam Brownback’s program of privatizing office space.

A state senator and the head of the state employee union said they think Tuesday’s shooting probably would have been avoided had the Department of Revenue tax office still been housed in the now-vacant Finney State Office Building downtown instead of a strip mall at 21st and Amidon.

“I’m mad about this shooting,” said Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita. “I think this is ridiculous that we’re allowing guns on college campuses but we’re requiring them and other city buildings to have metal detectors, but then we privatize and we’re allowing just an open house (at the Department of Revenue office). It’s a madhouse.”
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Dion Lefler: 316-268-6527, @DionKansas

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 08:41 AM

1. "Privatizing office space"?

How much richer do Sam's rich friends really need to be?

These guys cannot stop robbing us.

Might be cheaper to just give Sam a big bag of money.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 08:48 AM

2. Now-vacant state office building

So how does leasing privately owned office space save money when the state owned building is left vacant?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 08:48 AM

3. When I moved to Kansas

Seventeen years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this red state had a Democrat-Kathleen Sebelius-as governor. Then Brownback took over and is trying very hard to destroy us.

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Response to rhiannon55 (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 04:36 PM

4. just like Wisconsin and Walker the Weasel

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