(WICHITA, Kan.) — Sedgwick County leaders say finances are their major concern as lawmakers consider proposals that would strengthen Kansas DUI laws.
Wednesday Sedgwick County Commissioners and the Sedgwick County Sheriff met with lawmakers from South Central Kansas. They discussed proposals currently in the legislature that would implement stricter punishments for drunk drivers.
Sedgwick County Commission chair Dave Unruh says he understands it is an important public safety issue, but he is concerned the proposals do not include any extra funding for jails and community corrections, which have already faced cuts.
"We're perfectly willing to carry out whatever assignment they give us," said Unruh, "but they need to fully fund the services that we're being asked to provide."