Committee considers last-minute STAR bond restriction


A House-Senate conference committee is considering a last-minute proposal that would place a new restriction on a major tax break used to attract tourism.

Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City is proposing to require local governments to put more of their own cash into so-called STAR bond projects if they want to take advantage of most of the state sales taxes for the project.

STAR bonds are a powerful economic tool that have been used to fund projects such as Kansas Speedway, the Legends retail complex in Kansas City, Kan. and the Prairiefire retail center . . .


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