Kansas Legislators Formally End 2013 Session

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse and made quick work of the ceremonial conclusion of a 2013 session that produced additional tax cuts on top of sweeping changes made a year earlier

The House and Senate convened Thursday morning and were finished within 30 minutes. No attempts were made to override Gov. Sam Brownback's line-item vetoes in the $14.5 billion state budget. Several joint oversight committees were holding meetings throughout the day.

Legislators ended the regular session June 2 after passing more cuts in personal income taxes and lowering the 6.3 percent sales tax to 6.15 percent. The sales tax had been scheduled to fall to 5.7 percent in July.

The changes in tax rates are expected to generate about $777 million in revenue over the next five years.

Two first-term representatives from Topeka share their views on the session and their focus for the future in the included video clip/


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