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Split in Republican leadership makes Kansas tax deal more difficult

Republican Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita and Senate Vice President Jeff King of Independence, Kan., both support revisiting a tax exemption the Legislature passed in 2012 that took 330,000 business owners off the income tax rolls. Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Hutchinson Republican, is dead set against the idea.

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Missouri House endorses statewide rules for Uber, Lyft

The Missouri House gave its initial approval Wednesday night to a bill that would limit the ability of cities to regulate ride-hailing companies by creating statewide standards. The vote comes just weeks after Kansas City approved new rules applying to both traditional taxis and new technology companies such as Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to link passengers with drivers using their own vehicles.

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