Giving credit where it’s due is a sign of character

For the last decade, Laura Kelly has worked to eliminate a food sales tax. This week, Republican legislators took credit for phasing out the punitive tax.

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May 6, 2022 - 3:24 PM

Gov. Laura Kelly has fought to eliminate a food sales tax for more than a decade. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Long before she became governor, Laura Kelly advocated eliminating the sales tax on food.

In 2012, 2015 and 2016 then-Sen. Kelly introduced various measures — including a constitutional amendment — to phase out the punitive tax. 

All were met with stiff Republican resistance.

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