Kansas Senate overrides tax bill veto; House vote to come
June 7, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment faced an uncertain fate Tuesday as fellow Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature worked to round up enough votes to override his veto of a plan that would essentially reverse the income tax reductions he's championed in recent years.
The Senate voted 27-13 to override Brownback's veto of a bipartisan plan to increase income taxes to fix the cash-strapped state's budget and comply with a court mandate on funding public schools. It was exactly the two-thirds majority necessary to overturn the governor's action, and it s...