Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Newly released emails obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor’s administration informed two lobbyists about its budget efforts weeks earlier than previously disclosed.

The emails showed they were included on a Dec. 6 email thread about the budget. President Kent Glasscock of Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization also was included.

The newspaper made an open records request to the school for emails between Glasscock and the state’s budget director.

Most of the emails’ content was redacted.

KMAN reports the university on Wednesday said Glasscock has consulted with several governors on budget issues and it wasn’t appropriate for Kansas State to comment on who was chosen for budget consultations.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Sam Brownback says he consulted with several people during budget discussions.



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