Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman says the Kansas Department of Agriculture will move most of its offices to Manhattan a little more than a year from now.
Rodman could not be reached for comment on the decision, but a news release from his office says the agency will keep its main administrative office in Topeka. Most of its programs will move to Manhattan where officials can work closely with Kansas State University.
A bill that would exempt private health clubs and gyms from property taxes has stalled in a committee.
Wednesday, a conference committee working on tax issues decided not to take up the health club measure.
Supporters of the bill, including health club owners, say they face competition from tax-free organizations like the YMCA and publicly owned health clubs. The controversial legislation prompted hundreds of emails about the issue to lawmakers.