Tax debate expected to return for wrap-up session


As the Kansas Legislature's regular session wisped away, business lobbyists patrolled the hallway outside the Senate waiting for a vote that never happened.

They schmoozed. They prodded. They cajoled.

But the Senate never quite had enough votes to overturn Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a tax bill that supporters say will stop a state tax increase because of a change in the federal tax code.

The tax bill - giving up about $500 million in revenue over three years - died quietly without a dramatic override vote as lawmakers adjourned for a month-long break.

But supporters are not ready . . .


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