Kansas legislators will have to determine the path they will take to balance the state budget after failing to override Governor Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill increasing income taxes.
Brownback vetoed a bill on Wednesday which would have raised more than $1 billion over two years.
The House voted to override his action on an 85-40 vote. However, the vote in the Senate at 24-16. Three votes short of the two-thirds majority necessary.
Some supporters of the bill said it’s now up to Brownback and his allies to come up with a new plan.
Democratic Rep. Tom Sawyer of Wichita said he would like to keep passing bills similar to the one Brownback vetoed until lawmakers are willing to override it.