Kansas House ignores Brownback, Senate, goes home early for long weekend

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  • Brownback is in for a long weekend.

The Kansas House of Representatives opted to prolong the morass of this year’s legislative session by adjourning for Memorial Day weekend before lunchtime. But not before issuing a stinging rebuke of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax proposal.

House members on Friday morning overwhelmingly voted 5-109 against a tax bill that the Senate passed at Brownback’s behest.

If the measure had passed, it would have kept the state sales tax rate at 6.3 percent, rather than drop it to 5.7 – as the law required.

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