Merrick now says appropriations bill was not supposed to include broad changes to charter law and new bill is being drafted

Now Speaker Merrick is saying the appropriations bill was not supposed to contain the charter provisions, and a new appropriations bill is being drafted. See
But that seems inconsistent with what he said in this morning’s edition of the Wichita Eagle:
“’If we’re going to spend that money, we’ve got to get some policy stuff. To me, that’s only logical,’ said House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, shortly after the bill was introduced.
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Merrick called the 91-page bill a ‘work in progress and a starting point’ and said he expected additions to be made and some portions of the bill to be dropped as it goes through the legislative process.
But he also said that House and Senate leadership are on the same page when it comes to the policy changes.”

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