DA sees report this week on Kan. gov.'s meetings
Published on -8/16/2012, 8:09 AM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas prosecutor is wrapping up his investigation of private meetings between Gov. Sam Brownback and state legislators at the governor's official residence.
An assistant says Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor expects to report his findings by the end of the week.
Brownback held seven dinner meetings in January at Cedar Crest with members of 13 legislative committees, most of them fellow Republicans. More than 90 lawmakers were invited.
Taylor, a Democrat, has been investigating whether the gatherings violated the state's open meeting laws.
Many legislators have described the dinners as social events, and Brownback has expressed confidence that no laws were broken. But the governor has acknowledged that he set up the meetings to discuss his legislative agenda and that he took questions from lawmakers.