Tensions escalate in Senate as end of session nears


With the close of the legislative session looming, the Kansas Senate melted down Saturday night when a  prolonged debate over a massive tax bill was cut off as pressure built on the chamber to debate an education finance bill.

The Senate spent most of Saturday afternoon debating a tax bill that would give up nearly a half billion dollars in revenue, a move that could potentially sink an education plan approved by the House just hours earlier.

The five-year, $522 million education plan approved by the House is the Legislature's answer to a Supreme Court ruling that found . . .


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