Senate passes tax bill as Democrats, Republicans spar over impact


The Kansas Senate on Thursday approved a bill intended to return millions of dollars in extra revenue that the state expects to collect from taxpayers because of changes in the federal tax code.

The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill 26-14 over the objections of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, whose spokeswoman referred to the legislation as an "irresponsible" proposal that would leave the state in the red.

The Senate came up one vote short of overriding a potential veto, with two Republicans and an independent voting . . .


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