Kansas legislature wrap up 2018 session

May 05, 2018 - 3:51 am

Kansas lawmakers have finished up their work for the session and are heading home. 

However, they didn't adjourn without an attempt to cut income taxes. Before adjourning until 2019, Republican leaders tried to muster up 63 votes to pass a mega tax bill in response to changes in the federal tax laws which would've made some people and corporations to pay more to the state, but came up short with 59. 

Lawmakers leaving the Capitol said there was some positive legislation this session. Many believed they helped return some fiscal sanity to the way the state operates.

Other lawmakers said they weren't happy the Adoption Protection Act passed and felt like the legislature came up short funding schools.  

One piece of legislation which did not make its way to the floor for a final vote was a bill lowering the state's conceal carry age from 21 to 18. 

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