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Trimmer explains absence from session

On Sunday, June 7, I was faced with a dilemma. My wife and I had been planning to leave on a trip to Europe on June 10. It was a group trip through “Education First” that included nine adults and eight students from the Winfield area.

We had been planning this trip for over 14 months. Our payments were non-refundable. The problem I had was that the Kansas Legislature was still in session, the longest session ever, and had only one task left; to pay for a budget that was $408 million in the red, a budget for which I did not vote.

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