A state lawmaker says Kansas is doing inexpensive and effective GPS tracking of convicted sex offenders. Governor Jim Doyle and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections proposed spending $20 million and hiring 122 new state workers to do GPS tracking here. No way, says Abbotsford Republican, Representative Scott Suder , original author of the GPS tracking bill. "I still maintain we could do it for between one and three million per year," says Suder. Suder and other Republican lawmakers recently got a firsthand look at GPS tracking in the Jayhawk state. Suder says the Kansas Department of Corrections has partnered with a private firm, to provide lifetime GPS tracking of sex offenders at a cost of $1.2 million, and with nine employees.

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