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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