TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed measures to block a major economic development project and to protect a government office building near the Kansas Statehouse.
The governor on Friday vetoed a provision in a budget bill preventing his administration from authorizing bonds backed by state sales tax revenues to lure the American Royal horse and livestock exhibition to Kansas from Kansas City, Missouri.
Most of the rest of the bill will become law.
Brownback also vetoed a separate bill preventing the state from tearing down the Docking State Office Building.
Legislators passed the bill after Brownback canceled a $20 million project that would have torn down the building. The project also would have built a new power plant to replace one at the Docking building for the Statehouse and other buildings.