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Former Kansas senator billed travel, food from home office


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A regulatory ombudsman hired by former Gov. Jeff Colyer billed Kansas taxpayers thousands of dollars for travel and food after his official workstation was quietly switched from a state office building near the Capitol to his Salina home, according to a published report.

Former Republican senator Tom Arpke, who burnished a political reputation in the Legislature as a fiscal conservative eager to expose spending he considered superfluous, was chosen by Colyer last year to serve as a link between nine state agencies, the governor's office and Kansas businesses.


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