Clipped From The Iola Register
Significant Session Is Concluded Legislature Passes Sales Tax, Legalizes Beer, And Votes Social Welfare Laws (By the Associated Press) Topeka, March 31—Kansas' legislators, legislators, homeward bound today after a prolonged isession, left behind a record of Important new laws to- cluding a sales tax act, legalization of 33 beer-and social welfare en- act&ents. Working for hours after stopping thehr official clocks at noon Tuesday Tuesday —the deadline for consideration of all measures—the house and senate worked on untU early this hmoming unsnarling differences between between them on several Important bills; The senate quit at 1:30 a. m.; the house at 2:50 a.m. In all the legislature wrote approximately approximately 350 new laws, compared compared to 328 two years ago and 338 in 1933; hiked appropriations $1,935,86233 $1,935,86233 over 1936, but kept $132,712.77 inside budget recommendations for the 1938-39 biennlum. Total Up to 17 Million. Total appropriations for the bi ennlum were $17377,497.71 compared with $15,941,635.38 ^ 1935. Revenue to ftaance operation of the social welfare program and a school aid law was provided in one stroke in enactment of the 2 per cent sales tax. Proponents of the bill estimated its yield at from 8 to 12 million dollars annually, out of which $2,500,000 would be expended expended for school aid and $2,400,000 for social welfare. Three per cent <rf tlje. total, sales tax yield will go to COWM . costs of administering the act. "nien after deductions for social welfare and school aid are made, 80 per cent of the balance wiU be distributed back to the counties, 50 per cent on the basis of population and 50 per cent on the basis of valuation. The allocations are to be used for tlie reduction of property tax in the various local taxing imlts. , In the mahi the legislature gave Governor Walter Ai Huxman major laws along the line at least, if not li^^ «xaot Jonp,.he had.,aBke*in 'ms menage at the outset of the session nearly 12 weeks ago.