Legislature passes bill discouraging local government competition

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In one of its last acts of the session, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill late Tuesday discouraging local governments from competing against the private sector.

The bill calls for local governments - namely cities and counties - to rebate property taxes to fitness centers, day care facilities and restaurants that have to compete against those same type of establishments run by the government.

It's the latest development in a years-long debate in the Legislature over what should be done to limit local governments from competing against . . .

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