TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Republican-dominated Kansas Senate has overridden a veto from GOP Gov. Sam Brownback in an effort to block his administration’s move to lure the American Royal horse and livestock exhibition to Kansas from Kansas City, Missouri.
The vote Tuesday was 30-8. The House must also vote to override for the measure to become law.
The measure Brownback vetoed was a provision in budget legislation that bars the administration from using bonds backed by state sales tax revenue to help finance the American Royal project.
The prohibition would be removed if legislators enact changes to tighten up the bonding program. The Senate planned to have a debate Wednesday on a bill making such changes.