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Privatization moved state workers to unsecured office


September 22, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The head of Kansas' state employees union and a local lawmaker say a push by Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to privatize state office space left employees vulnerable during a shooting this week at a Department of Revenue office in Wichita.

The workers were moved three years ago out of the now-vacant Finney Office building, which had guards and security, to a strip mall office that provided no security, The Wichita Eagle reported . On Tuesday, tax compliance officer Cortney Holloway was shot. The suspect, 51-year-old Ricky Todd Wirths of Wichita, owed nearly $400,...

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