Rodney Steven, president of Genesis Health Clubs in Wichita, has made campaign donations to about 70 members of the Legislature in his quest to pass a bill exempting for-profit health clubs from state and local property taxes, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Steven donated a total of about $45,000 to 24 members of the Kansas Senate, which approved the bill last session. This session, he has spread $22,000 in donations among at least 45 House members. If the House approves the bill, it will go to Gov. Sam Brownback, whose re-election campaign received $2,000 from Steven.
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