Gov. Kelly should veto tax cut for wealthy

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Opinion

May 7, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The Kansas Legislature’s unrestrained enthusiasm for cutting corporate taxes resurfaced in the closing days of the 2019 session. Lawmakers passed a bill that would, among other things, lighten the tax load for businesses by about $120 million during the next three years.

Gov. Laura Kelly has an easy decision. She should veto the bill and tell lawmakers to try again.

The corporate giveaway is part of a slimmed-down tax cut that replaced the tax bill Kelly vetoed earlier in the session. That measure, Kelly said, would have crippled a state budget still recovering from former Gov. Sam Brownback’s trickle-down disaster.

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