Kansas state Sen. Greg Smith (center) of Overland Park on Sunday discussed a large tax increase package with colleagues Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee and Ty Masterson of Andover. All are Republicans.
Kansas state Sen. Greg Smith (center) of Overland Park on Sunday discussed a large tax increase package with colleagues Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee and Ty Masterson of Andover. All are Republicans. John Hanna AP
Kansas state Sen. Greg Smith (center) of Overland Park on Sunday discussed a large tax increase package with colleagues Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee and Ty Masterson of Andover. All are Republicans. John Hanna AP

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