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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Kansas Senate leader: Governor should boost prison pay now


August 10, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate's top Republican called for GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to give corrections officers at state prisons an immediate pay increase, adding to the bipartisan pressure for quick action in the wake of recent disturbances at a maximum-security prison.

Senate President Susan Wagle issued a statement Wednesday urging Brownback to take "executive action immediately." She toured the El Dorado Correctional Facility with hometown Republican Sen. Bruce Givens and Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood.

The Department of Corrections has confirmed three inmate disturbances at...

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