Judging from the comments given by Rep. Ryan Silvey to the Kansas City Star, it appears that after he and his fellow GOP representatives delayed announcement of a license fee office reform plan at the request of Governor Matt Blunt, Blunt never met with them to discuss their differences.
"We were told this morning the earliest we could get together was next week sometime, nearly three weeks after the initial postponement," Silvey said. "That's too long of a delay. We need to get our reform package out to the people."
As noted Friday in The Turner Report, a Blunt spokeswoman said the representatives canceled out on the governor, which seems to be unlikely. If they were willing to postpone their tour of the state to announce the reforms because the governor asked them to, it does not make sense that they would then snub him. Of course, the governor has deniability since it was a spokeswoman and not him who made the comment.
The announcement of the reforms is scheduled for Monday in several cities across the state, including Springfield.