Kansas agency challenges law sale of Pizza Hut franchises


April 29, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kanas agency says lawmakers approved an unconstitutional bill that may result in the state paying back $42 million to a former pizza magnate.

The Kansas Department of Revenue has accused lawmakers of using a tactic attacked by transparency advocates and making other questionable moves to include more than one topic in the measure, which would violate the state constitution, the Wichita Eagle reported .

The 2016 law gives businessman Gene Bicknell a chance to fight a years-long dispute with the state over a $42 million tax bill.

The Revenue Department's argument comes...

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