UPDATED: Democrats fire back at attorney general


(Updated to reflect response from the attorney general)

Gov. Laura Kelly and Democratic leadership on Tuesday rallied against Attorney General Derek Schmidt's opinion that the state cannot currently collect sales tax from out-of-state retailers.

While the governor said the policy is a matter of keeping an equal playing field for all businesses, Democratic leaders struck a harsher tone, accusing the attorney general of playing politics with his opinions.

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley compared Schmidt to former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach . . .


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