Gov. Kelly was right to veto tax cut



March 26, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Gov. Laura Kelly on Inauguration Day

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed a massive tax cut largely aimed at corporations. It was the right thing to do.

At the same time, the veto doesn’t mean that Kelly or anyone else should now abandon efforts to make Kansas taxes more fair, particularly for the poor, as soon as possible.

Lawmakers sent the tax cut package to Kelly’s desk earlier this month. It would have reduced state revenue by roughly $209 million in the first year, including $137 million in business tax cuts. It also would have cut the sales tax on food by 1 percent.

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