A legislative committee has asked for information from the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services about a decision to close the Lawrence agency office and eight other offices.
SRS Secretary Robert Siedlecki Jr. has said the closures are necessary because of a legislative mandate that the agency find $1 million in administrative cuts.
But Senate Ways and Means Committee Chair Carolyn McGinn, from Sedgwick, said the cuts were supposed to be at the administration level in Topeka and not at local offices.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/r5JE80 ) that the Joint Committee on State Building Construction on Thursday asked for information on the SRS decision. The committee said it wanted to hear from SRS and Department of Administration officials during its September meeting.
Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com
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