Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback suffered a major defeat on Wednesday after the Kansas House of Representatives voted to override his veto of the legislature’s tax hikes aimed at filling massive gaps in the state budget.
Jonathan Shorman, a reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal, reports that the Republican-controlled Kansas House voted to override Brownback’s veto by a margin of 85-40. The override measure will now move over to the Republican-controlled Kansas Senate.
Who would have thunk it? Republicans overriding a Republican governor? Could it be a watershed moment? Let's hope so. Any shred of sanity in Republican governance would be a welcomed relief, yes?