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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:12 PM

Gov. Brownback's tax policies barely survive after Kansas Senate vote

Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature tax policy was saved by three votes on Wednesday when a divided Kansas Senate preserved his veto of a bill that would have increased income taxes and generated $1 billion over two years.

Lawmakers are left to contemplate a path forward to close a budget gap projected to be more than $1 billion through June 2019.

Senate leaders have called for patience as other options are weighed, but many lawmakers in the House remain committed to rolling back Brownback’s 2012 tax cuts, which they blame for the state’s fiscal hole. A compromise could take months.

The Senate vote capped off a dramatic day at the Kansas Capitol that began with Brownback’s veto. The Kansas House voted 85-40 to override the veto two hours later.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article134395734.html

What's the matter with Kansas?

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Zorro Feb 2017 OP
riversedge Feb 2017 #1
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #2
angrychair Feb 2017 #3
Liberal In Texas Feb 2017 #4

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:14 PM

1. Whow. I really thought the Senate had gained their senses! (based on an earlier story).

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:14 PM

2. I didn't even expect their House had enough to override but they did.

They are close to waking completely up at this point, considering their Senate just barely sustained the veto.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:26 PM

3. Wow

They are completely fucked. Have fun with that.

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 07:36 PM

4. Well, they raised the toll on the Kansas Turnpike

last time I had to use it. (And if you have to drive through Kansas, you have to use it even though it's an Interstate Highway.)

Those aren't tax increases I guess, just more fees to the poor schlubs that have to use it.

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