Kansas lawmakers to consider overriding veto of tax bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas lawmakers are preparing to consider overriding Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill enmeshed in a multi-million dollar tax dispute involving a retired pizza magnate.

The Republican-dominated Legislature expected to take up the issue Wednesday before formally adjourning their annual session.

The GOP governor rejected the bill over a provision dealing with how tax disputes are handled.

The provision would have ensured that any taxpayer losing a dispute before the Board of Tax Appeals could have another full trial in district court before a limited review by the state Court of Appeals.

Legislators are considering the issue as ex-pizza magnate Gene Bicknell is asking the state Supreme Court to order the state to refund $42.5 million in income taxes.

Overriding the veto would require two-thirds majorities in both chambers.

 

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