It remains to be seen whether enough state lawmakers show up to Wednesday’s ceremonial end of the legislative session to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a tax bill, but it is certainly worth trying. The Legislature unanimously approved the bill that would enable Kansans to present new evidence before a district court when challenging tax rulings. Brownback’s veto seemed based more on an ongoing tax dispute with retired pizza magnate Gene Bicknell than on what’s the best public policy. – Phillip Brownlee
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