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AFP-Kansas Condemns Governor Kelly’s Political Stunt to Veto REINS Act

Apr 12, 2024 by AFP

TOPEKA, KS—Today, Governor Laura Kelly vetoed legislation that would decrease government regulations which create more burdens and costs on the day-to-day lives of Kansans. Americans for Prosperity-Kansas (AFP-KS) was disappointed to see a widely supported bill to provide a check and balance on unnecessarily costly regulations vetoed by the Governor.

The REINS Act, HB 2648, was a landmark bill that had the potential to reshape the state’s economic landscape by requiring legislative review of overly expensive government regulations.

AFP-KS Legislative and Coalitions Director, Michael Austin, made the following statement:

“Once again Governor Kelly has put politics over the people of Kansas by passing an opportunity to reduce the regulatory burdens faced by our state. Kansans are already struggling under Bidenomics, this bill would have been an impactful opportunity to stimulate economic growth, encourage entrepreneurship, and create more jobs.

“We need leadership who is serious about making Kansas a better place to live and work for the long haul and that includes bills that enforce accountability. Unfortunately, hardworking Kansans will miss out the most with the failure to sign this bill that was supported by both parties.”