It’s still ‘gut and go’ in Topeka



May 1, 2018 - 11:00 PM

On March 24, 2015, the Kansas Senate unanimously passed a bill relating to retail sales tax in Bourbon and Thomas counties. Gene Bicknell could’ve never guessed Senate Bill 280 could someday make him $42.5 million richer.

Yet somehow, here we are. “Gut and go” strikes again.

This latest example of the Legislature’s ambivalence to transparency and accountability is maddening and supports the need for lawmakers to thoroughly examine its process — not just keep assuring the public things will get better.

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