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Kansas governor plans to merge Turnpike Authority into DOT

GasBuddy Blog -- When you hear Governor Sam Brownback explain it, you have to wonder why it took so long to come to the realization that excess bureaucracy is costing Kansas taxpayers and motorists money they can ill afford to waste.

Brownback announced last week that he wants to abolish the Kansas Turnpike Authority and put operations of the Turnpike under the secretary of transportation. In his recent 2013 State of the State speech to the legislature Brownback said:

"One of the clearest examples of duplication in state government is the fact that we have two highway departments: the Kansas Department of Transportation, and the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
"It is time that we realize the efficiencies to be gained by placing these two...


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honda0105
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USMC: e.g. like inflating the number of soldiers in the US military?
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:25:51 AM

still too high
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:25:05 AM

More Gov't waste
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:33:55 PM

I thought the reason for Government was to see how many duplicate agencies we can create at the taxpayers expense. That way we are creating jobs.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 6:06:59 AM

good luck with that move. i don't think it's a good move, but time will tell. Always does.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 10:42:20 AM

Good luck
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 8:07:34 AM

GOOD LUCK, it may or may not save Kansas any money
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Just do it.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:23:54 AM

Old news.
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Old news
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:20:08 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:18:36 AM

Smart man.
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yawn.sos
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3 days and counting.
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Yup, again.
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Really old news...
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:14:25 AM

Really really olde....
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:14:01 AM

So, will they take tolls off the Turnpike, or just add tolls to all the other roads?
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Hope it works better.
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cool
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Old, old news.
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old
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Old outdated article.
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Old news
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Old
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Yesterday's news.
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Old
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Very old news...
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Dusty
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Another moldy one.
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Another weekend repost
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:54:58 AM

old but good
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Woopie. The republicans and democrats are incompetent failures.
They claim to cut a budget but all they do is cut it in one place
and increase it somewhere else.
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS SUCK.

[Edited by: Enstein at 2/11/2013 5:57:54 AM EST]
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old news but business have done consolidation for years
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leftover weekend repost
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old news
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Old news
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very old
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Way old
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old
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:39:38 AM

Great for Kansas, go for it as long as it cuts administrative expenses.
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Old news.
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Makes some sense I suppose.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:37:48 AM

go for it
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Old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:34:29 AM

And this was not done before... why?
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Good, but old.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:32:11 AM

Maine should do the same thing
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Old
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:29:39 AM

Efficiency!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:28:29 AM

This will just cost someone a job.
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