TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A vote in the Kansas House Wednesday means Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration can continue to pursue a Wyandotte County project that has caused tension in the GOP-dominated legislature.
House Representatives voted 24-97 to not override Brownback’s veto on a provision in a budget bill that would have stalled all so-called STAR Bond projects in Wyandotte County. Senators voted 30-8 to override his veto last week.
Supporters of the measure disagree with the Brownback administration’s methods in attempting to lure the American Royal horse and livestock exhibition from Kansas City, Missouri to Wyandotte County, Kansas. Republican Rep. Scott Schwab, of Olathe, said the project circumvented approval from the Legislature.
Opponents of the proposal say that the project should proceed and that it’s unfair to single out Wyandotte County.
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