WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas state Rep. Ron Howard, a conservative Wichita Republican who solid a vital vote this spring to enact state revenue tax cuts, has died, the Home speaker’s workplace stated. He was 67.
The speaker’s workplace and fellow legislators stated Howard died Tuesday from a prolonged sickness.
Howard missed a lot of the GOP-controlled Legislature’s annual session this yr. However he returned in early Could to the Statehouse regardless of in poor health well being to assist Republicans override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of revenue tax cuts, giving supporters simply sufficient votes for the mandatory two-thirds majority within the Home.
The cuts have been aimed toward offering reduction to companies and people paying extra in state revenue taxes due to adjustments in federal tax legal guidelines on the finish of 2017 championed by former President Donald Trump. Critics stated the cuts favor the rich and massive companies.
Howard was a former worker of plane producer Boeing when he started serving within the Home in January 2019. He unseated a Democratic incumbent in 2018 in a district that features a part of south Wichita and a part of Haysville.
He served on the Home agriculture, veterans and native authorities committees and on a committee that critiques state spending on social providers.
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