Republicans pushes tax relief through Kansas Legislature

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Republican legislators have pushed a tax relief proposal through the Kansas Legislature.

They are ignoring predictions from Gov. Laura Kelly's fellow Democrats that she will veto it, just as she did in March with a larger plan. Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled Legislature appeared to have the two-thirds majorities necessary in both chambers to override a veto, something they couldn't say with the first tax bill.

The House voted 83-41 late Saturday night to approve a bill designed to provide relief to individuals and businesses that have been paying more in state income taxes because of changes in federal tax laws at the end of 2017. The House's vote came two days after the Senate approved it.

It would provide about $240 million in tax relief over three years.

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5/5/2019 9:29:15 AM (GMT -5:00)