AP: Kansas lawmakers override vetoes on taxes, guns, elections

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican lawmakers in Kansas have cut income taxes, lowered the age for carrying a concealed gun and tightened state election laws by overriding Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s vetoes of those measures.

A series of votes Monday in the GOP-controlled Legislature demonstrated that its Republican supermajorities can control policy if they hold together. The tax measure will provide $284 million in relief over three years. The gun legislation will allow 18-, 19-, and 20-year-olds to carry concealed firearms.

The elections bill will make it harder for people to collect absentee ballots from voters and deliver them to election officials.

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