Upheld veto puts Salina downtown projects back on track for STAR bonds

A failure in the Kansas House to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of provisions in a budget bill affecting STAR bond financing is a victory for Salina Downtown Revitalization projects, local officials said.

By a 24-97 vote Wednesday, the veto was upheld. The next move, according to Rep. J.R. Claeys, R-Salina, is to get to work on reform legislation that will reopen progress on Salina’s STAR bond application with the Kansas Department of Commerce. That application has been in Topeka for some three weeks.

“The governor’s office has confirmed that the Salina application is back in the approval process,” Claeys said Wednesday afternoon.

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